What a Lucky Person: Remembering STS-43, Thirty Years On

OTD in 1991, astronaut John Blaha & the crew of Atlantis launched on an ambitious mission devoted to satellites and science. And Blaha realized what a lucky person he was. […]

'Atlantis, Go': Remembering the Shuttle's Final Launch, Ten Years On

OTD in 2011, the Space Shuttle launched for the final time. Ten years on, AmericaSpace remembers that drama-filled day. […]

'Entirely Exciting': Remembering STS-37, Thirty Years On

Thirty years ago, shuttle Atlantis & the STS-37 crew snatched success from the jaws of defeat to deploy @NASA’s second Great Observatory. […]

America's Destiny: Remembering the Launch of the U.S. Lab, 20 Years On

Twenty years after its launch on shuttle Atlantis, the U.S. Destiny lab remains a critical command and control hub & nerve-center for the @Space_Station. […]

A Mission Cut Short: Remembering STS-44, OTD in 1991

OTD in 1991, the crew of #Atlantis became the last shuttle astronauts to land on a dry lakebed runway & with no family to welcome them home. […]

Barn Burner: Remembering the Record-Setting Return of Atlantis, OTD in 1985

As America celebrates #Thanksgiving, @AmericaSpace looks back at the 1st shuttle crew to celebrate the holiday, OTD in 1985. […]

'Happiness Is...': Remembering STS-34, OTD in 1989

OTD in 1989, the crew of #Atlantis deployed the Galileo probe on a voyage of discovery to giant Jupiter. […]

ISS At 20: Remembering STS-106, OTD in 2000

As @NASA marks 20 years of @Space_Station habitation, AmericaSpace looks back at STS-106, the mission which prepared the crew quarters for #Expedition1. […]

Passing Ships: Remembering the Atlantis-Columbia Photo-Op, 30 Years On

Today, 30yrs ago, in one of the shuttle program’s greatest photo-ops, Columbia and Atlantis passed each other on their respective treks out and back to the launch pad. But why? […]

We Have Capture: Remembering STS-71 and Shuttle-Mir, 25 Years On

Twenty-five years ago, an enduring period of co-operation between the United States and Russia began with the first shuttle-Mir docking mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty-five years ago, this summer, six U.S. astronauts and four Russian cosmonauts circled the Earth together in a remarkable exercise of co-operation between two former superpowers and ideological foes. In […]