'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. […]

'When You Got Debts': Remembering the Shuttle's Maiden Launch, 40 Years On

OTD in 1981, a new era began with the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle, STS-1. […]

'Out on Parole': Remembering STS-29, OTD in 1989

OTD in 1989, the astronauts of shuttle Discovery launched, deployed a communications satellite & received a rather unexpected wakeup call. […]

The Sun Kept Rising: Remembering Columbia's Unflown Mission, 35 Years On

OTD in 1986, shuttle Columbia might have launched into the night on a mission to survey Halley’s Comet. Tragically, the loss of Challenger a few weeks earlier changed all that. […]

'Not Going Anywhere': Remembering Columbia's (Almost) Abort, 25 Years On

25yrs ago today, shuttle Columbia faced a possibly emergency, only seconds after liftoff. For STS-75 CDR Andy Allen, it was like a bad run in the simulator. […]

Firing Up the Shuttle: Remembering Columbia's First Roar, 40 Years On

40yrs ago today, with a lion-like roar, Columbia came alive in a major test before the first Space Shuttle mission. […]

SNC Receives FAA Approval to Land Dream Chaser on Former Shuttle Runway

@SierraNevCorp & @SpaceFlorida take one step closer to landing Dream Chaser @Space_Station cargo missions back home at @NASAKennedy. […]

'Comm Check': Remembering Columbia's Final Flight Home, OTD in 2003

OTD in 2003, shuttle Columbia & her STS-107 crew were lost during their return to Earth. Today, AmericaSpace & the world remembers them. […]

Ready for Space Station: Remembering STS-72, 25 Years On

25yr ago today, Endeavour’s 6-man STS-72 crew, led by @Astro_Duffy, proved they had the tools & talent to build a Space Station. […]

At its Best: Remembering Columbia's STS-32 Mission, OTD in 1990

OTD in 1990, Columbia launched STS-32, a mission which ticked off almost everything the shuttle could do: satellite deployment, retrieval, rendezvous & long-duration flight. And a highly classified birthday, too. […]