Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour. After 25 missions […]

Boeing Rep Remembers Shuttle, Builds Future

AmericaSpace sat down with Boeing’s Brooke Padden about her thoughts as she moves from the shuttle program – to building Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation or CST-100 spacecraft. Photo Credit (shuttle): Lloyd Behrendt – Image Credit (CST-100): Boeing

Boeing is one of the pillars of the United States’ aerospace industry and for the three […]

AEG Issued a National Challenge for Endeavour Donations

Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

Less than a week before the Oct. 30 opening of the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center (CSC) a major conglomerate of entertainment venues, AEG Corporation, has issued a challenge to national and local businesses, philanthropic organizations, civic leaders and […]

LRO Continues to Examine Lunar Helium

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter carried the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) to the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA/Debbie McCallum

In August, AmericaSpace reported about the detection of helium in the Moon’s atmosphere. A new paper by the same group now reports on how the amount of helium varies as the lunar day progresses.


Silver Jubilee: Endeavour’s Missions At A Glance

Named in honour of Captain James Cook’s vessel – which explored the South Pacific and charted the coast of Australia – it was obvious from the outset that Space Shuttle Endeavour would open new horizons…and so she did. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty-five missions, 148 astronauts and cosmonauts flown, 296 days spent in space, […]

Endeavour Shows a Little ‘Bling’ Before Heading West

Left Main Landing gear on Endeavour sporting a spinner. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

When one wants to make an impression through their vehicle, adding new rims to the car, called ‘spinners’ to make sure that the proper impression is given. In the case of Endeavour, the men and women […]

New Horizons to Encounter KBO Ahead of Pluto Flyby

This is an artist’s depiction of New Horizons encountering a Kuiper Belt Object. Image Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)

According to the New Horizons’ twitter feed, @NewHorizons2015, and Principal Investigator Alan Stern, the New Horizons probe will make a long-range encounter with a Kuiper Belt Object in January […]

Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon, Passes-Away

Photo Credit: NASA

Neil Armstrong, an American national hero and the first man to walk on the Moon, passed away early today. The first born child of Stephen and Viola Armstrong, Ohio native Neil Armstrong was an Eagle Scout, naval aviator, test pilot, astronaut, college engineering professor, private pilot, and in his last […]

LRO Finds Helium in Moon's Thin Atmosphere

The text points out the location of the LAMP instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Photo Credit: NASA/Debbie McCallum, edited by Christopher Paul

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified trace amounts of helium gas in the Moon’s tenuous atmosphere. Using its LAMP (Lyman Alpha Mapping Project) instrument, it identified the gently glow of […]

“A Zest for Life”: NPS Remembers Alan Poindexter

As Dean of Students, Alan Poindexter responds to a question in the King Auditorium on the campus of the Naval Postgraduate School. Photo Credit: US Navy/Javier Chagoya

The Naval Postgraduate School will today honour former astronaut Alan ‘Dex’ Poindexter, who lost his life in a tragic waterskiing accident on 1 July. At the […]