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Space Station Celebrates 12 Years Of Operation

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The International Space Station ( ISS ) officially opened for business twelve years ago today, marking a milestone in international efforts to expand life beyond Earth. Bill Shepherd , Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev ( Expedition 1 ) made history on November 2, 2000 when their Russian Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting lab, making them ......

Space Shuttle Leaves for Museum Display

Space shuttle Atlantis has left the building -- NASA's voluminous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida -- for the final time. [More]...

Last NASA space shuttle becomes museum exhibit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's last space shuttle rolled out of a hangar on Friday and travelled down the road to the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex to begin a new life as a museum piece. Atlantis is the third and final shuttle to be retired and turned over for public display after the end of the 30-year-old shuttle program last year. "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because ......

Final 10-mile trek for space shuttle Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis -- the last of NASA's space shuttles to hit the road and the last to blast into orbit, more than a year ago -- has begun its final journey to retirement....

Where are all the space shuttles now?

The last of NASA's space shuttles to fly, Atlantis, is the last to move to its new retirement home, just 10 miles away at Kennedy Space Center's main tourist site. A look at each of the shuttles in the order they flew, including the test model....

Space Shuttle Atlantis Leaves on Last Move for Museum Display

Space shuttle Atlantis has left the building — NASA's voluminous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida — for the final time....

The Neroes of global warming | Bad Astronomy

Nero was an emperor of Rome, and not looked upon kindly by history. A great fire swept through Rome, rumored to have been started by Nero himself to clear more land for his own estate. Nero supposedly did little to stop it, which is why we have the phrase "Nero fiddled while Rome burned". The analogy to climate change is glaringly obvious. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil has ......