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Space Shuttle

‘Gravity’ has the weight of an epic space opera

Technically dazzling and emotionally gripping, “Gravity” is a space-age science fiction thriller grounded in something pretty close to reality.

October 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Space Shuttle Intrepid

Space Shuttle Intrepid

This photo provided by NASA shows Space shuttle Enterprise, riding on the back of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies near the Statue of Liberty, Friday, April 27, 2012,in New York. Enterprise is eventually going to make its new home in New York City at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Spa…

May 29, 2013 8:19 am

Shuttle Endeavour to fly over Tucson on Thursday

The space shuttle that flew on NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight is expected to make an appearance Thursday in the skies over Tucson as it heads to its final home in California.

September 19, 2012 7:12 pm Related Loading…

Endeavour now set to leave Florida on Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. — The final flight of the space shuttle Endeavour was postponed again because of weather and now is set to leave on Wednesday morning.

September 17, 2012 4:05 pmLoading…

Fitz: Shuttle Endurance retires to Sun City

     Today the retired space shuttle Endurance arrived at the nation's official repository for historic artifacts, Sun City Vistoso. The shuttle crossed over into Tucson’s airspace at 11:30 A.M., flying low over the Arizona retirement community and delighting spectators on the golf course, s…

April 17, 2012 10:58 amLoading…
1986: Space shuttle makes a pit stop

1986: Space shuttle makes a pit stop

On January 22, 1986, the Space Shuttle Columbia landed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base for a refueling stop before heading for Texas, where they will spend the night and then head for Florida. January 22, 1986. Space shuttle Columbia visited Tucson twice in its long life — in January 1986 an…

March 17, 2010 5:51 pm

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