'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. […]

'Good to Be Here': Remembering Discovery's Final Launch, 10 Years On

10 years ago today, “the ship which led the way time and time again” was launched into space for the final time. Her name: Discovery. […]

Crew-1 Brings Wide Range of Experience to Space Station Mission (Part 2)

Part 2 of @AmericaSpace’s in-depth look at the #Crew1 astronauts focuses on Mission Specialists @Astro_Soichi & Shannon Walker. #LaunchAmerica […]

Stop the Clock: Remembering STS-51A, OTD in 1984

OTD in 1984, STS-51A launched on a dramatic satellite rescue mission. And for CDR Rick Hauck, their success was nothing short of an (ahem) “miracle”. […]

'Zero-G and I Feel Fine': Remembering John Glenn's Return to Space, OTD in 1998

OTD in 1998, #JohnGlenn returned to space on Discovery as part of 7-person #STS95 crew, incl @AstroDocScott & @astro_duque. […]

'Never So Much Time': Remembering STS-41 and Ulysses, 30 Years On

OTD in 1990, Space Shuttle Discovery launched @NASA & @ESA #Ulysses mission to explore the poles of the #Sun. After 30yrs, AmericaSpace looks back on this dramatic mission. […]

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. […]

'Shakin' a Bunch': Remembering STS-70, 25 Years On

OTD in 1995, shuttle Discovery on STS-70 tested new main engines, was run from a new Mission Control Room & a New Yorker became an honorary Ohioan. […]

Beautiful Shoes: Americans Launching and Landing on the Fourth of July

On 4 July 1982, the crew of STS-4 became the first U.S. astronauts to spend Independence Day in space. It also marked the date of their spectacular return to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Photo Credit: NASA

On the morning of 4 July 1982, a rapidly-moving black-and-white speck appeared on the horizon at Edwards […]

Of Frogs and Princes: Remembering Shuttle Mission 51G, OTD in 1985

Thirty-five years ago, today, Discovery launched on an international, multi-faceted mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Thirty-five years ago today, on 17 June 1985, a spacecraft roared aloft with a crew representing the largest number of nations ever flown into space and carrying the largest load of satellites ever put into space at that time by […]