Twenty years after exiting its assembly facility for its maiden mission, space shuttle Endeavour is poised on the launch pad to fly its final flight. Full story
Twenty five years ago: the tragedy that changed the space program, the country, and many families. June Scobee Rodgers, widow of shuttle commander Dick Scobee, reflects on the Challenger disaster and the legacy it left behind.
Why the space agency’s discovery of arsenic-eating bacteria from a California lake may actually be a big deal after all.
VOLCANO FALLOUT, Dawna Friesen; TAX DAY/TEA PARTY, Kelly O'Donnell; TAX DAY, Lisa Myers; FORECLOSURES, Diana Olick; MILITARY SECURITY, Brian Williams; SPACE PROGRAM, Tom Costello; METEOR, Brian Williams; OBAMA TAXES, Brian Williams; OBAMA GIRLS, Brian Williams; BENJAMIN HOOKS, Brian Williams; POLAND
ECONOMY, Mike Taibbi; TEA PARTY ANGER BREWING, Rehema Ellis; SPACE PROGRAM, Tom Costello; CHINA QUAKE, Brian Williams; RETURN TO KORENGAL, Richard Engel; MATERNAL DEATHS, Brian Williams; MICHELLE OBAMA, Savannah Guthrie; ICELAND VOLCANO, Brian Williams; WORLD TRADE METAL, Brian Williams; BAGGAGE FEE
The space program has been a soaring symbol of national prestige, but with just three missions left – and no funds for a successor spacecraft – veterans are gripped by nostalgia. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
Russian space agency rescue team help U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman leave the capsule after Soyuz capsule's landing about 150 km south-east of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The Soyuz capsule carrying Italian, American and Russian back to Earth from the International Space St