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NASA Space Shuttle

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Flew on Space Shuttle and The Starship Enterprise

Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both t... Read More »

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher: Astronaut, Physician (and Rock Band Icon?)

Anna Fisher is an emergency physician, a Shuttle f... Read More »

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

Astronaut Rhea Seddon: The First Female Surgeon In Space

On Rhea Seddon's Space Shuttle flights her trainin... Read More »

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

Eileen Collins: The First Woman Space Shuttle Commander

With the launch of Columbia on July 23, 1999, Eile... Read More »

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

Sally Ride was one of the first six women NASA ast... Read More »

Did Star Trek Get It Right?: USS Enterprise vs. International Space Station (Part 1)

Did Star Trek Get It Right?: USS Enterprise vs. International Space Station (Part 1)

"These are the voyages". Just how correct is Star... Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane on “The Amazing Flight Software People”

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane has some thoughts a... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Amazing Flight Software People

The people who designed, tested and supported the ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle First Flights: An Era Ends, A New Age Begins

Space Shuttle is ended. The future of near-earth m... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle First Flights: The Legacy of Space Shuttle

Was Space Shuttle worth it? The International Spa... Read More »

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Describes Orbiter Damage on STS-27 (Atlantis 1988) & STS-107 (Columbia 2003)

Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Describes Orbiter Damage on STS-27 (Atlantis 1988) & STS-107 (Columbia 2003)

Guest blogger veteran Shuttle astronaut Mike Mulla... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Columbia (February 3, 2003)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Columbia (February 3, 2003)

As with Apollo 13, NASA "can do amazing things whe... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Richard Feynman's question about Space Shuttle Cha... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

On the eve of the Space Shuttle Challenger launch ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle Discovery's flight in 1984 dumped an... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

After Space Shuttle Discovery recovered from a dan... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

The maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Discovery was s... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Mike Mullane offered me a personal memento from Ju... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Astronaut Mike Mullane knew Shuttle was an experim... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

Space Shuttle First Flights: Engineering the Onboard Software

By comparison to the Space Shuttle, Apollo was a M... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Fly-by-Wire”

During high speed atmospheric flight, the extreme ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Why Shuttle Has Wings

Space Shuttle First Flights: Why Shuttle Has Wings

An Air Force requirement demanded wings for the Sp... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Space Transportation System”

Space Shuttle First Flights: “Space Transportation System”

In spite of having four separate sets of rocket en... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Early Shuttle Designs

Space Shuttle First Flights: Early Shuttle Designs

The Space Shuttle was immensely different and more... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights:  Shuttle and the X-15

Space Shuttle First Flights: Shuttle and the X-15

In 1959, U.S. astronauts piloted an airplane-shape... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Where to Launch Shuttle?

Space Shuttle First Flights: Where to Launch Shuttle?

The Space Shuttle launch site could have been Cape... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-135 (End of An Era)

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-135 (End of An Era)

Now that the era of Space Shuttle has passed, was ... Read More »