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 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.