August 10, 2011 A piece of U.S. property was recently driving around on the surface of Mars. Tens of millions of miles away from the debt crisis, the heat wave and other big events of the summer, NASA's rover Opportunity just completed a 13-mile trip to allow scientists to examine a Martian crater.
July 24, 2011 Until Space Shuttle Atlantis launched two weeks ago, Scott Cameron's most vivid memory of the U.S. space program was a tragedy. When the opportunity arose to finally banish the ghosts of the Challenger disaster, he took it.
July 22, 2011 Black-and-white film photos of the people behind NASA, from Apollo to the space shuttle program.
July 21, 2011 The last NASA space shuttle mission into space has ended. Atlantis and its four crew members arrived at the Kennedy Space Center just before 6 a.m. ET.
July 12, 2011 An "instructional" video shows how astronauts have fun in space.
July 10, 2011 We asked, and you shared your photos and memories with us. From the first launch to the last, here are some of your stories.
July 8, 2011 The shuttle blasted off almost on time, after concerns about the weather were overcome. Its mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to last 12 days.
July 8, 2011 In 1981, when the shuttle program was in its infancy, many thought it seemed unreal. Now, as Atlantis readies to take the program's final flight, scheduled for 11:26 a.m. EDT, space enthusiasts are looking back at the 30 years as a golden chapter in human exploration.
July 4, 2011 Today's Independence Day Talk of the Nation: what the Constitution means in modern times, saying goodbye to the space shuttle, Jim Axelrod on his book, In The Long Run, and what motivates people to visit airport chapels.
June 27, 2011 Share your personal memories of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.
May 26, 2011 The Space Age inspired a renaissance in American science — but it also gave rise to art.
May 16, 2011 With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launched, the shuttle is on what's scheduled to be its last mission.