Here's The First Pictures And Video Of Endeavour Leaving LAX

It's late and I'm on a cold, wet hillside pressed up against a chain-link fence with a whole bunch of other tired, cranky photographers and journalists. But I don't mind one bit, because seeing the Space Shuttle Endeavour in person, up close is an incredible sight. » 10/12/12 9:30am 10/12/12 9:30am

Watch The Last Flight Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour From The Cockpit…

We've seen the Space Shuttle Endeavour flying home to Los Angeles in still photos and in video, but we've never seen it like this: from the cockpit of one of its F/A-18 escort fighters. » 10/01/12 4:00pm 10/01/12 4:00pm

Welcome To Los Angeles, Space Shuttle

Today the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew into Los Angeles to enjoy a sunny retirement and possibly start dating some younger aircraft. Happily, NASA gave the Shuttle a great tour of Los Angeles, including two flyovers of Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. » 9/21/12 6:00pm 9/21/12 6:00pm

The Man In Charge of Moving The Shuttle Through LA Once Rolled A French…

On September 20th, the 26th and final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour will be a perilous journey to that most strange region of space, Los Angeles. » 8/09/12 2:00pm 8/09/12 2:00pm

Famous Spaceships And The Cars That Are Just Like Them

If there's anyone reading this who hasn't pretended their car was a spaceship on a long, boring night drive in the middle of nowhere, then click that close box now. A dark road, the glow of your instruments, stars in the sky — why wouldn't you pretend to be in a spaceship? » 7/31/12 2:00pm 7/31/12 2:00pm

Before It Came To New York, Space Shuttle Enterprise Flew Over The…

These days, photos of Space Shuttles piggybacking on 747’s tend to signal their last trips. For Enterprise, the prototype Shuttle used by NASA to test the concept, one of those last trips came almost thirty years ago. » 7/04/12 12:00pm 7/04/12 12:00pm

How To Watch The Space Shuttle Enterprise Fly Over New York

Today between 10:30 am and 11:30 am the Space Shuttle Enterprise will make its final landing at New York City's JFK Airport, but first it's going to circle Manhattan. » 4/27/12 9:30am 4/27/12 9:30am

I Wish I Could Fly an F-15 Around the Last Shuttle Launch

Apparently, every time the space shuttle launches, pretty F-15s gather around to patrol the skies. The view is just amazing. This photo was sent by the co-pilot of one of the birds of war to astronaut Gregory Johnson, aboard Endeavour. » 6/01/11 4:59pm 6/01/11 4:59pm

This is the new "Space Shuttle"

With the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and only one more launch before the program is retired, NASA officially announced the shuttle's replacement today: the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). How uninspiring of a name is that? » 5/24/11 3:30pm 5/24/11 3:30pm

The two most amazing shots of the shuttle Endeavour

Today's final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was remarkable for several reasons, a minor one being that NASA launched with low-hanging clouds over Cape Canaveral — leading to a remarkable photo from a Delta airline passenger. » 5/16/11 1:45pm 5/16/11 1:45pm

Second-to-last Space Shuttle launch in T-9 minutes

The Space Shuttle Endeavour launches for the last time in what is the second-to-last shuttle mission. We're T-9 minutes as of publishing this, watch it live here. » 5/16/11 8:47am 5/16/11 8:47am

Here's how the retired shuttles will (and won't) be displayed

You may have noticed one of our writers was less than pleased with the parceling out of retired NASA orbiters. In case you were curious, here are the design proposals from Florida, New York and… none from California. » 4/13/11 10:15am 4/13/11 10:15am

Houston deserved a damn space shuttle

Washington was not the first word spoken on the moon. When a situation turns bad no one says "Los Angeles, we have a problem" because no wants help from Charlie Sheen. Houston is Space City, the birthplace of the shuttle program, and the rightful home of one of the retired shuttles. » 4/12/11 4:16pm 4/12/11 4:16pm

Space Shuttle Discovery's final ascent in entrancing HD

Space Shuttle mission STS-133's not even back on Earth yet, but our friends at NASA have already edited together this amazing HD video of Discovery's last takeoff and orbit before retirement. It's simply amazing. » 3/07/11 4:30pm 3/07/11 4:30pm

Space Shuttle Liftoff Is Like The World's Largest Burnout

Atlantis creates an earth-enveloping cloud of smoke unmatched by any hot rod during its November launch last year, as captured by Orlando Sentinel photographer Red Huber for his monthly calendaer wallpaper series. Download the wallpaper-res version here. [via @ToastForBrekkie] » 12/01/10 12:30pm 12/01/10 12:30pm

Bat Hangs On For Dear Life During Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

Have we gone bat-s#!t mad? Another Planelopnik post? NASA spotted a little hairy, winged mammal grasping within an inch of its life during this weeks launch of the space shuttle. Could it have been Batman?? » 3/25/09 9:20am 3/25/09 9:20am