'Masterful Performances': 15 Years Since Columbia's Last Fully Successful Mission (Part 2)

Columbia roars into the pre-dawn darkness on 1 March 2002, beginning her final wholly-successful mission. Photo Credit: NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de

Rising into the pre-dawn darkness on 1 March 2002—15 years ago, next week—Space Shuttle Columbia’s 27th mission into low-Earth orbit would achieve, literally, the greatest heights of her storied career. In more than […]

'That Your Number Hadn't Come Up': 15 Years Since Columbia's Last Fully Successful Mission (Part 1)

The Hubble Space Telescope appears to “fly” over Earth as it is photographed during STS-109. Photo Credit: NASA

Fifteen years ago, next week, Columbia roared into orbit on her final wholly-successful mission, STS-109. It was the 27th flight of a vehicle which had ushered in the dawn of the Space Shuttle era, back in […]

Popular Astronaut Mike Massimino Departs NASA for Position at Columbia University

NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino onboard the Space Shuttle Columbia during his first mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in March 2002. Massimino left the space agency this week and is returning to his Alma mater, Columbia University, for a full-time position. Photo Credit: NASA

This week, after nearly two decades with NASA, one […]

2012: The Year of the NASA Parody Video

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Video courtesy of ReelNASA

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If this is true, NASA, and those that follow the space agency’s efforts, have flattered many hit songs from 2012. South Korean rapper PSY, LMFAO, and Melbourne Metro have all had their tracks modified to tell the […]

'Johnson Style' - NASA Parody Video of Psy's 'Gangnam Style'

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Video courtesy of ReelNASA

The South Korean musician PSY’s pop single “Gangnam Style” has been such a smash hit that even NASA has taken notice—and produced a parody. Dubbed “NASA Johnson Style” the nearly four-minute video details much of the Johnson Space Center’s current and future efforts.

The producers of the […]