Man Must Explore: Remembering Apollo 15, Five Decades On

In July 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts Dave Scott, Al Worden & Jim Irwin flew Apollo 15 to the Moon. Five decades on, AmericaSpace remembers one of the most scientifically spectacular of the Apollo lunar landing missions. […]

Nice Round Number: Remembering the Arrival of Canadarm2, 20 Years On

OTD in 2001, the Big Arm was launched to @Space_Station, enabling a critical tool which for 20 years has helped build, maintain & restock the orbital outpost. […]

Room With A View: Remembering STS-130 and the Cupola, OTD in 2010

As Tranquility & Cupola celebrate their 11th birthday today, we look back on the @Space_Station’s “Window on the World”. […]

Ready for Space Station: Remembering STS-72, 25 Years On

25yr ago today, Endeavour’s 6-man STS-72 crew, led by @Astro_Duffy, proved they had the tools & talent to build a Space Station. […]

Stopping the Shuttle: Remembering the Drag Chute, 30 Years On

Until the very end of its life, NASA’s space shuttle fleet remained inherently dangerous. But 30yrs ago this month, work began to develop a technology which would make shuttle landings much safer. […]

The Bringer of Power: Remembering STS-97, OTD in 2000

As @NASA celebrates #SpaceStation20th anniversary, we look back on STS-97, the mission which turned @Space_Station from just another big spacecraft into one of the brightest objects in the sky. […]

Northrop Grumman Donates Flight-Proven SRBs to Endeavour Exhibit at CSC

@NorthropGrumman is donating a pair of flight-worthy Solid Rocket Boosters to the #Endeavour exhibit at @casciencecenter. […]

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. […]

'Significant Tug': Remembering the Shuttle Drag Chute, 30 Years On

Thirty years ago this summer, NASA began flight-testing the shuttle’s drag chute system. It would go on to make each shuttle landing immeasurably safer. […]

Apollo 15 Veteran Al Worden Dies at 88

Al Worden waves to ground personnel at Patrick Air Force Base prior to taking off on a training flight in a T-38 aircraft in July 1971. Photo Credit: The Project Apollo Archive/NASA

Only four years before the first woman and the next man are due to set foot on the surface of the Moon, […]