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. […]

Crew-1's Glover Sets New Records for African-American Astronauts

At 7:13 p.m. EST Monday, #Crew1 & #ArtemisTeam member @AstroVicGlover becomes the most flight-experienced African-American astronaut with 43 days in space, passing @Astro_Stephanie. […]

We Shall Return: Remembering Apollo 17's Departure from the Moon, OTD in 1972

As NASA’s #ArtemisTeam prepares to return humans to the Moon, AmericaSpace looks back on the last time people were on the lunar surface, OTD in 1972. […]

Like Night Flying: Remembering STS-35, OTD in 1990

OTD in 1990 (after a summer of delays & with PLT Guy Gardner’s hair smoothly combed), #Columbia flew the long-delayed ASTRO-1 mission to study the Universe. […]

Mostly Your Knees: Remembering STS-9, OTD in 1983

OTD in 1983, Columbia launched Spacelab-1, a precursor for today’s @Space_Station. And STS-9 CDR John Young’s knees were knocking all the way uphill. […]

You Mean the City? Remembering Challenger's Last Successful Launch, OTD in 1985

OTD in 1985, shuttle #Challenger launched successfully for the last time & completed a week-long research flight for what was then West Germany. […]

Remembering the Shuttle Night Landings (Part 2)

37 years after STS-8, AmericaSpace looks back at some of the highs & lows of landing the Space Shuttle at night. […]

Remembering the First Shuttle Night Landing, OTD in 1983 (Part 1)

OTD in 1983, #Challenger landed at night after STS-8. It was the first of 26 shuttle night landings. […]

'I Didn't Touch a Thing': Remembering Challenger's Pad Abort, OTD in 1985

OTD in 1985, the crew of Challenger suffered a close-call on the launch pad: a shutdown of the shuttle’s main engines, seconds before liftoff. […]

Window on the Universe: Remembering the Launch of Hubble, OTD in 1990

Discovery roars into orbit, 30 years ago today, to deliver NASA’s showpiece Hubble Space Telescope (HST). In three decades of operational service to date, Hubble had done nothing less than rewrite the astronomy textbooks and reinvent our awareness of our place in the Universe. Photo Credit: NASA

Thirty years ago today, shuttle Discovery and […]