Space Shuttle

Texas drought reveals wreckage from 2003 space shuttle disaster
Dec 15, 2012

The space shuttle Columbia broke apart on re-entry eight years ago, killing the seven astronauts on board and scattering wreckage across East Texas. Now a piece of it that had been hidden all these years has been revealed—a shattered sphere 40 inches in diameter, uncovered due to drought shrinking a Texas lake.

Listen to William Shatner's wonderful space shuttle wake-up call
Dec 14, 2012

The space shuttle Discovery is one day away from completing the final mission of its long and illustrious career, and the crew got a wake-up call from Captain Kirk himself on Monday to commemorate it.

Browncoats in space: Shuttle crew awakened to Firefly theme
Dec 14, 2012

NASA picked one of our faves to wake the Space Shuttle crew today.

Awesome memory: Trek crew with the shuttle Enterprise
Dec 14, 2012

Here's a blast from the past: A look at the original crew of Star Trek at a key shuttle launch.