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Human Space Flight

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster 26 Years Later

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Science

On January, 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lifting off from launch pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral...

Russian Cargo Ship Docks With Space Station

Posted 01.28.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 01/27/2012 08:15 PM EST on A robotic Russian cargo ship pulled up to the International Space Sta...

A Daughter's Dream of Space (As an Era Comes to a Close)

Margaret Lazarus Dean | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Margaret Lazarus Dean

Sometimes people ask me how I grew to love spaceflight. I used to answer that I spent a lot of time at the Smithsonian as a kid. But as time went on, my answer started to reach back one step further.

On Shuttle Endeavour's Launch, and End of Space Shuttle Program

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Goldstein

A different kind of countdown has begun. It is now 2010. Before the next New Year's celebration, the U.S. Space Shuttle program will be just a memory.

Weighing In On Blue-Ribbon Panel Exploring NASA's Strategic Options for Human Space Flight

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Goldstein

Something as challenging and expensive as a human space flight program needs a strategic objective that derives from who we are as a species of explorers, not the destination flavor of the month.