spaceflight

  • July 11, 2011  

    After 30 years and millions of miles traveled, the 135th and final mission of NASA’s space shuttle program blasted off Friday. Ray Suarez discusses the post-shuttle era of space exploration and NASA’s future purpose with former astronaut Mae Jemison, former NASA official Eric Sterner and science correspondent Miles O’Brien. Continue reading

  • May 19, 2011  

    NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour launched Monday on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien posed crowdsourced questions to the commander and crew early Thursday in a collaboration with Google and YouTube. Here is an excerpt. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2010  

    Rather than send a man back to the moon, President Obama’s proposed budget calls for a far less expensive plan of encouraging private companies to build spacecrafts for NASA to rent. But veterans of the space agency’s golden years fear the decision puts NASA on a path to mediocrity. Continue reading