Watch all 135 Space Shuttle launches at once

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the last of 135 Shuttle launches in NASA's history. This video, first released back in August of last year, is an oldie, but it easily ranks alongside this booster-cam footage as one of my favorite shuttle-themed videos of… » 7/09/12 8:15am 7/09/12 8:15am

How can America remain the leading superpower in space? Neil deGrasse…

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a message for everyone concerned about America's continued supremacy as a space-faring nation: "Stop whining and start innovating." » 3/21/12 1:40pm 3/21/12 1:40pm

The astronaut pee from Discovery's last mission streaks toward Earth

I can't imagine a more moving tribute to the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery. This shooting star photographed on March 8 is almost certainly the waste water from Discovery...in other words, a whole lot of astronaut urine. » 3/14/11 10:55am 3/14/11 10:55am

Which cities should get the retiring space shuttles?

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, a few cities are scrambling for one of the biggest gifts imaginable: a space shuttle. Now that the shuttles are retiring, it's time to decide their final homes. » 11/25/10 11:00am 11/25/10 11:00am

You Can Have Your Very Own Starfleet Shuttle Simulator

Ever wanted to own your own Starfleet shuttle? A Utah school district happens to have a working simulator of the Star Trek-inspired USS Galileo up for auction. The $1000 reserve hasn't been met, so you can still take Galileo home. » 11/03/09 6:20am 11/03/09 6:20am

It's a Bloody Spaceboat Christmas With Firefly Swag

What better way to say "Happy Holidays" than a spaceship coated with gore and corpses? This X-mas tree ornament of the spaceship Serenity "in disguise" as a gore-tastic Reaver ship is probably the worst of the weird pieces of swag you can buy this season in honor of Joss Whedon's space western Firefly. If you've been… » 12/07/07 12:30pm 12/07/07 12:30pm

Space Age Splendor

Last nights' space shuttle Atlantis liftoff was delayed until Saturday due to engineering problems, but the shuttle herself looked all tarted up and ready to dance. This was Atlantis as she was on the launch pad last night, ready to carry a new laboratory to the International Space Station. Ah, the glamour. Image by… » 12/07/07 7:30am 12/07/07 7:30am