Challenger's Final Voyage: A Mission That Never Was

As @NASA & America remembers their fallen space heroes this week, AmericaSpace looks back at what Challenger’s STS-51L voyage might have looked like: an ambitious mission tragically cut short. […]

'Go At Throttle Up': Remembering Challenger's Final Flight, OTD in 1986

OTD in 1986, shuttle Challenger & her STS-51L crew were lost shortly after liftoff. Today, @AmericaSpace & the world remembers their ultimate sacrifice. […]

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. […]