Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, on Tuesday announced that he will retire from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on October 1 in order to focus on his family.
Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe early Tuesday morning, bringing to an end a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
NASA will invite 150 of its Twitter followers to view the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis scheduled for July 8th. The mission, designated STS-135, is the last planned mission of the space shuttle program.
NASA has invited 150 of its followers on the social networking website Twitter to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday.
President Barack Obama and his family will attend the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Friday seated beside Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt in January.
NASA will announce the final resting place of the four remaining Space Shuttles on Tuesday at 1pm ET. Here are the institutions most likely to win them, along with some amazing photos of Shuttles in action.
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