More than 26 years after the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff, amateur video of the incident has been released.
This video is haunting, especially given what we know now. The explosion takes place at about 1:20 into the video, but it's evident that many in the live audience were unaware what was taking place until much later.
"Houston, we have a problem." Actually, that should be "Louisville, we have a problem," as a ship carrying rocket parts down the Tennessee River on it's way to Cape Canaveral, Florida hit a bridge. The bow of the Delta Mariner was covered in asphalt and twisted steel after striking an aging traffic bridge in Western Kentucky.
We hear a lot about the International Space Station, I've always wondered what the view must be like from up there. In my never-ending search for interesting things to post on our website, I found this video of earth taken from the International Space Station. It is amazing, take a look after the jump.
Sometime between today and Saturday, there is a 1 in 3,200 chance of a person being hit by a falling satellite. The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was decommissioned in December 2005, and its altitude has been slowly decreasing ever since.
After three decades, NASA's Space Shuttle Program came to an end this morning just before 6am as Space Shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth from the International Space Station.
The video is hard to see because it was still dark when Atlantis landed, but you can hear Mission Control and the crew talking as the shuttle came to a final stop. Check it out after the jump!
As a kid I was never that fascinated by outer space, I became very interested in the concept when NASA began the shuttle program. As a tribute to the retired program, 2,000 NASA workers got together to form a human shuttle; it took more than an hour to get all the workers in place. You can watch the whole thing in less than two minutes, after the jump.
It's an amazing sight and something you'll never see it on this planet. A 90-minute storm on the surface of the Sun was captured on video by NASA last week.
The video of the massive "solar tendril" was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a small satellite orbiting the Sun to gather data on how weather there affects the weather on Earth...
NASA plans to launch Space Shuttle Discovery on its final mission today at 4:50 pm from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. CNN put together this cool video montage of all 132 previous Shuttle Launches. Read more to see the video.