The STS-135 crew of space shuttle Atlantis and the Expedition 28 crew of the International Space Station were treated with great views of the Aurora Australis. Here's one shot the crews photographed, showing a panoramic view of the station/shuttle complex along with several different astronomical beauties! The aurora…
Today, the Space Shuttle program came to a cloudy, fiery conclusion. The thrill and beauty of a launch was undeniable. Join along—we've got a livestream of the mission's progress below.
This morning we showed you a breathtaking photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the ISS for the very last time. Now here's a beautiful picture of the Space Shuttle Atlantis being rolled out for her last launch.
After thirteen days in space, the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully repaired the Hubble Space Telescope and ensured its usefulness for the next five years - and, in the process, made menial technical work look more exciting than usual. Here're some examples of spacesuits making everything look better.
It's difficult to imagine a more epic scene, but this photo has modest origins: amateur Astronomer Thierry Legault shot it with nothing but his own telescope, a solar prism and a Canon 5D Mk II.
Fragile little guys in their gym clothes dangle just above the curve of the Earth in this computer illustration of the Columbus laboratory module. Space Shuttle Atlantis will install this module on the International Space Station soon after tomorrow's launch. Image by ESA/AP.