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Space Shuttle Discovery comes home -- and to a museum near you

Mar 10th, 2011 at 11:30AM: Space shuttle Discovery's last flight was yesterday, ending an era in American space flight. The vehicle's retirement is paving the way for new developments in the space frontier, however, and with the fleet now out of commission, NASA can concentrate on International Space Station missions and development of the next generation of American space vehicles. As for the current fleet, select...

Watch the shuttle launch!

Watch the shuttle launch! Jan 17th, 2009 at 4:00PM: Space Shuttle Discovery will leave the Earth behind on February 12, 2009. If you want to be there to witness it, pick some tickets for the launch. Guests will be able to watch the commencement of mission STS-119 from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which is as close as you can get. This mission will take the shuttle from Florida (and you, if you're at the visitor complex) to the...

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