This Is the Last Launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery

Today, Discovery reached for the stars for the last time in history. The launch almost got canceled because of a last-minute range computer system display problem, but the engineers saved the day a couple of seconds before the launch window deadline. Here's the video of the launch. » 2/24/11 5:41pm 2/24/11 5:41pm

Space Shuttle Final Flight Programmed: May 31 2010

NASA has put a final date on the shuttle program: May 31 2010. That day, the shuttle will launch for the last time, putting an end to 29 years of amazing missions, two of them with tragic endings. The final will be STS-133, in which Endeavour "will carry critical spare components that will be placed on the outside of… » 7/08/08 4:00pm 7/08/08 4:00pm