Space Shuttle

NASA Unveils Its First Spaceplane Since The Shuttle

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech

Since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, NASA has never stopped looking for a way to safely bring back the reusable space plane. Well that search is...

British-Born Astronaut, Piers Sellers, Dies Aged 61

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK Tech

British-born astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers has died at the age of 61. Dr Sellers, who flew on three space shuttle missions between 2...

'Some People Call Me the Space Cowboy ...'

Jim Egan | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Tech
Jim Egan

A stellar contradiction about the confused Sir Richard Branson was overlooked by both The Mail on Sunday ("Branson labeled 'outrageous' over attempts to distance himself from Friday's tragic crash", 2nd November) and Financial Times ("Brand it like Branson", 6th November).

This Tiny Shuttle Needs A Massive Plane To Fly

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

The Sierra Nevada Corporation behind the Dream Chaser shuttle has unveiled its rather unique delivery system: a massive plane which would 'piggyback' ...

NASA Puts Human Spaceflight On Hold Again

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

NASA has had to put its human spaceflight program on hold as one of the unsuccessful bidders has put forward a formal complaint of the selection proce...

The US Air Force's Secret 'Space Shuttle' Nears Full Year In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

A mysterious space craft built and launched by the US Air Force has now spent roughly a year in orbit around Earth - though no one knows what it's doi...

WATCH: Incredible Space Shuttle Endeavour Time-Lapse Video

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Tech

Last year the Space Shuttle Endeavour took a very sombre and very sedate final mission through the streets of Los Angeles on its way to the California...

LOOK: Amazing Google Street View Pic Of Space Shuttle

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Tech

If you attach some hi-tech panoramic cameras to your car and endeavour to map the entire planet you're bound to see some pretty amazing things. As ...

Buran: The Forgotten Soviet Space Shuttle

Libby Plummer | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

It's been just over two years since Nasa mothballed the Space Shuttle, but did you know that the Soviet Union built an almost identical shuttle known as Buran? It was primarily for defence purposes in response to the perceived military threat posed by the United States' shuttle programme.

PICS: Nasa Testing Beautiful 'Dream Chaser' Mini Space Shuttle

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa has started full testing on a remarkable next-generation 'Dream Chaser' mini space shuttle, developed by a private company. The Sierra Nevada ...

PICS: Space Shuttle Wrapped In Plastic

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa's Space Shuttle Atlantis is apparently wrapped in plastic ahead of its June unveiling to the public. The Kennedy Space Center in Florida will ...

Pictures Of The Year: The Best Photos And Images From 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

It's been an incredible year for photography and over the past 12 months we have been fortunate and also unfortunate enough to witness some of the mos...

Atlantis Shuttle's Final Trip (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

It might not be anything like the spectacle of the Endeavour's retirement - there was no fly-by and it was be dragged along closed-off roads - but the...

PICTURES: Hitting Walk Speed

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Charlie Lindlar | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Tech

It flew 115 million miles to and from orbit at speeds of up to 17,500mph, but the space shuttle Endeavour's final mission after a 20-year career was ...

Rowling Won't Swap Broomstick For Shuttle

PA | Posted 30.09.2012 | Home

JK Rowling has claimed that she created a cosmic vacancy when she turned down a trip on a spaceship. The Harry Potter author, whose first novel for...

Endeavour Shuttle's Dramatic Final Fight Over California (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

The Nasa shuttle Endeavour made a final, dramatic flyover across California on Friday giving Americans a chance to wave it goodbye before it was offic...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Rests At Last

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Tech

The Space Shuttle Enterprise - the prototype for the entire space shuttle programme - has reached its final resting place in New York City. The ori...

Heavens Above: First 'Camera' For Hubble Successor Delivered

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be a giant leap forward for astronomers, allowing them to study the universe in its infancy. Now th...

Discovery Shuttle Makes Final Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Tech

The American space shuttle Discovery has made its final journey ahead of retirement at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. T...

Explosions In The Heavens: Nasa's Beautiful Week In Pictures

Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa's selected photos of the week capture other-worldly vistas of Earth and space, showing Jupiter's moons, a star being born, and pictures from the ...

Stargazing, Spaceflight and Satellites: the Future of the Space Industry

Nicola Guttridge | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Tech
Nicola Guttridge

Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.

The Day NASA Made America Shine

Sophie Williams | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK Tech
Sophie Williams

People shake hands, swap email addresses, finish taking the final pictures, eventually stop whooping and cheering, but no one can really stop talking about what they have just seen. We have all been part of history today with record numbers of people being witness to the final mission.

China Heads Into Space

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Tech

China is due to launch its first space laboratory, Tiangong-1. The 10.5m-long, cylindrical module will be unmanned for the time being, but the coun...

Last Ever Shuttle Spacewalk Takes Place

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two astronauts have ventured out on the last spacewalk of the space shuttle era. In a departure from previous shuttle visits, ...

What Will Happen To The Space Shuttles? | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK