Gentlemen's Hours: Remembering STS-48, Thirty Years On

Thirty years ago today, shuttle Discovery & her STS-48 crew launched at sunset with a major payload to investigate the workings of Earth’s atmosphere. […]

Some Late Changes: Remembering Discovery's Space Station Mission, 20 Years On

20 years ago today, shuttle Discovery flew to the @Space_Station, on a mission packed with science, spacewalking and supplies. […]

What a Lucky Person: Remembering STS-43, Thirty Years On

OTD in 1991, astronaut John Blaha & the crew of Atlantis launched on an ambitious mission devoted to satellites and science. And Blaha realized what a lucky person he was. […]

'Atlantis, Go': Remembering the Shuttle's Final Launch, Ten Years On

OTD in 2011, the Space Shuttle launched for the final time. Ten years on, AmericaSpace remembers that drama-filled day. […]

'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. […]

'Entirely Exciting': Remembering STS-37, Thirty Years On

Thirty years ago, shuttle Atlantis & the STS-37 crew snatched success from the jaws of defeat to deploy @NASA’s second Great Observatory. […]

Looking Back, Looking Forward on International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, AmericaSpace looks back & forward at the contributions of @WomenNASA & other nations. […]

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. […]

'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. […]

'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. […]