History of Shuttle Program Video Highlights Why Shuttle “Rocked”


Video Courtesy of Suresh Atapattu

For those of us that followed or worked on the space shuttle program, the fleet of flying gliders will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We will miss seeing Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour riding pillars of flame to orbit, hearing the twin sonic booms […]

NASA Honors Those Lost in Pursuit of Space Exploration

Guests to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex attached flowers to the fence outside of the Space Mirror Memorial to honor those that died in the pursuit of space exploration. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – Collected members of the NASA family held a “Day of Remembrance” on Thursday, Jan. 26 […]

Mike Leinbach Joins United Launch Alliance as Head of Human Spaceflight Operations

Former NASA shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach has joined United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the company's Director of Human Spaceflight Operations. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

Mike Leinbach is known as the straight-talking launch director that sent space shuttle crews thundering into space from 2000 until the very last shuttle mission, STS-135, which took […]

The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA’s First Space Plane – Book Review

The Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years of NASA's First Space Plane, is a good book filled with amazing imagery. Photo Credit: Zenith Press

The space shuttle era – is done. The orbiters are being decommissioned, stripped of the components that allowed them to travel in space. For those that followed the program, those […]

On @ The 90: Reflections, Reviews & Thoughts In The ‘New’ Era

On @ The 90 is a new weekly feature that contains editorials, reviews and other items of interest regarding the state of the U.S. space program in general and Kennedy Space Center in particular. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

The Shuttle Era Ends – Now What?

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – Rolling out […]

Dawn Of The Shuttle Program's End

A recent photo opportunity conducted at the time of payload arrival at the launch pad was an opportunity for many to witness elements of the 30 year program. Image Credit: Jason Rhian

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – The day started with images of the end. The shuttle program’s end to be exact. As if […]

Discovery to roll back to VAB after tanking test

Mission managers have announced that Discovery will be rolled back to the VAB. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

NASA engineers are planning on conducting a tanking test of space shuttle Discovery’s external tank, no-earlier-than Dec. 17. Technicians have been hampered by local weather which has been extremely windy – and cold. Temperatures in the […]

Opinion: Spam, Insults and Immaturity - Debating Space Policy Hits New Low

It appears that, in their desperation, those that support the new space agenda will stoop to new lows to silence critics. Photo Credit: White House

An Op-Ed posted on AmericaSpace concerning views about the Obama administration’s dramatic change in direction for America’s space program came under attack recently. However, rather […]

'O' Pinion - A Note to S. 3279 Supporters - Votes Have Their Consequences

President Obama's policies have had a severely negative impact on America's space industry. Photo Credit: White House/Pete Souza

During the 2008 election season the people of Florida’s Space Coast were nervous. The shuttle was set to retire and the Constellation Program that was set to replace the shuttle – was […]

Fight In The House Over Senate NASA Bill

After initially opposing the Senate’s 2010 NASA Authorization Act, Amy Klamper at Space News is reporting in Garver, Bolden Urge Passage of NASA Authorization. Of the Senate’s Bill (S. 3729), Deputy Administrator Garver said,

“We truly, truly believe that the time has come for us to have some clarifying direction.” “[S. 3729, incorporates] the […]