'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. […]

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. […]

Cutting Edge: Remembering Columbia's STS-62 Mission, OTD in 1994

OTD in 1994, shuttle Columbia flew an ambitious 14-day mission to prepare for @Space_Station. […]

'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. […]

'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. […]

NASA's SLS Moon Rocket Shuts Down Early in Major Test Fire Before Launch

@NASA, @Boeing & @AerojetRDyne wrap up final Green Run test of @NASA_SLS Core Stage on anniversary of Columbia’s last launch. […]

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. […]

Bad Days: Remembering Shuttle Columbia's Brush With Disaster, 35 Years On

35yrs ago this week, as storm-clouds of foreboding gathered ahead of the Challenger tragedy, a crew of Columbia escaped disaster not one, but twice. […]

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. […]