Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to Its Retirement Home

The Space Shuttle Discovery will make its final airborne journey tomorrow. The storied spacecraft will be ferried on the back of a Boeing 747 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC. The plane's final destination is the nearby Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the… » 4/16/12 6:40pm 4/16/12 6:40pm

Who Gets the Space Shuttle Discovery When It Lands?

There's a custody war brewing between interested parties over NASA's space shuttle Discovery when it finally returns to Earth tomorrow for the final time. Houston's Johnson Space Center, New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Seattle's History of Flight Museum, Florida's Kennedy Space Center, L.A.'s… » 3/09/11 12:00am 3/09/11 12:00am

NASA Mistakes Star Wars for Reality, to Launch Lightsaber Into Space

Now the US space program has really jumped the shark. The Space Shuttle Discovery will carry into space Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, a prop used in Star Wars. The entire journey of this movie prop will be accompanied with crazy fanfare—from prop shop to space and back—all in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the… » 8/28/07 3:20pm 8/28/07 3:20pm