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The shuttle Endeavour, bolted to the back of a NASA jumbo jet, will take a leisurely final flight to California, giving the public one last chance to see the winged spaceplane in flight.
A month after wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is shot in head, astronaut Mark Kelly announces plans to resume training to command the shuttle Endeavour during its final flight in April.
With launch just six weeks away, NASA has replaced one of the shuttle Discovery's crew members because of a weekend bicycle accident, naming a veteran spacewalker to keep the flight on track for launch Feb. 24.
A stand-in commander has been named to take Mark Kelly's place during training for an April shuttle mission, allowing Kelly to remain at wife Gabrielle Giffords' side as she recovers from a gunshot wound.
The astronauts' "wake-up songs" for the final two space shuttle missions have been put to a poll. 4chan may want to be aware that they can't write in Rick Astley.
A $2 billion particle detector bound for the International Space Station aboard the final planned shuttle mission is delivered to the Kennedy Space Center after work to replace a magnet at the heart of the device.
Work to ready critical spares and conflicts with other missions to and from the International Space Station force NASA to delay the final two planned shuttle launches.
Shuttle moved to launch pad 39A Wednesday for a planned February 7 liftoff on a space station assembly mission, the first of a final five flights planned for 2010.
Chief astronaut Steven Lindsey, veteran of four shuttle missions, will command a six-member crew for the final planned shuttle flight next September, NASA has announced.