February 28, 2011 Two astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery went on a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station today, a trip that was a few minutes longer than astronaut Steve Bowen would have liked.
February 25, 2011 The six astronauts orbiting Earth on space shuttle Discovery are keeping busy during their mission's first full day in space. Friday, the astronauts spent around six hours conducting a heat shield inspection.
February 24, 2011 The space shuttle is scheduled to lift off on its final mission today. NPR's Russell Lewis, who grew up in Florida and well remembers past shuttle missions, wonders whether young people of the future will sense the same wonder and awe he did.
February 4, 2011 Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will fly on the space shuttle Endeavour in April, according to an unnamed source cited by the AP.
February 1, 2011 At some point in the future astronauts will really being going to work in space and that point everything will change.
January 25, 2011 Mark Kelly tells the Houston Chronicle that Giffords "was better yesterday than the day before. ... I don't know when she's going to be doing laps around the building, but it's coming."
January 20, 2011 The AP reports that NASA has added one more shuttle flight to its schedule before the program is closed for good. The Atlantis is now scheduled to fly on June 28, taking supplies to the International Space Station.
December 17, 2010 NASA filled the space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank with more than 500,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and oxygen Friday to try and understand cracking found in the tank's support ribs.
December 13, 2010 There really isn't much that needs to be said about this video; it's simply spell binding. It is 40 minutes of the most spectacular space shuttle launch video you're ever likely to see in one sitting.
December 3, 2010 The space shuttle Discovery's last flight has been delayed until at least February 3, NASA announced on Friday, the same day that the secrecy-shrouded X-37B unmanned spaceplane landed in California.