By Jenny Marder
Atlantis and her four-member crew have been cleared for their historic return to earth on Thursday. Landing is scheduled for 5:56 ET. As NASA's final shuttle prepares for its final landing, we look back at the 30-year program.
The final mission for Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., after several months of delays. Hari Sreenivasan talks with science correspondent Miles O'Brien about the legacy of Discovery and the space shuttle program.
By PBS NewsHour
The space shuttle Discovery launched on time Tuesday morning despite worries that rainy weather and ice buildup on the craft's fuel tank might delay the launch.
Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of six safely landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday morning after a smooth 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
After two delays and a year of troubleshooting, NASA successfully launched the space shuttle Discovery Tuesday sending seven astronauts to the International Space Station.
NASA officials deemed the space shuttle Discovery "in excellent shape" Wednesday, hours before the countdown began for Saturday's launch, despite internal disagreements over whether loosened foam will continue to be a problem.
NASA officials still puzzling over what caused a section of foam insulation to break off the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank during its launch in July.
In light of what they learned from the space shuttle's return to flight and the reoccurring problem of foam breaking off the external fuel tank during takeoff, NASA officials said they will hold off launching the next shuttle until spring…
Discovery and its seven astronauts safely landed Tuesday morning at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a two-week mission that involved unexpected repair spacewalks and a visit to the International Space Station.
Astronaut Stephen Robinson gently plucked two protruding and potentially dangerous fiber strips from the space shuttle Discovery's underbelly Wednesday in an unprecedented emergency repair.
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