space shuttle

A reporter’s first space shuttle mission story

Dave Mosher’s a science reporter has written for Scientific American, Popular Mechanics.  National Geographic News and discovery.com throughout his career he’s watched humans and robots launch into space flown over the North Pole to catch a total solar eclipse and toward a cutting edge nuclear reactor. He joins me now to discuss his first space […]

SciTech Now Episode 339

In this episode of SciTech Now, taking farming to a whole new level; a look into fossil data reveals that vision prompted fish to make the leap onto land; cleaning up nuclear waste; and Science Reporter Dave Mosher tells us about his first space shuttle mission story.

SciTech Now Episode 222

In this episode, high schools provide both an associated degree and optimal real-world experience; 3D printers create soft tissue; we take a look at the marvelous life of a historic space shuttle; and we learn why we find some animals cute and others not.

The marvelous life of a historic space shuttle

The space shuttle Atlantis first launched in 1985, logging 33 missions and more than 125 million miles during its years in service. This piece of cosmic history is now on display at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and tells the tale of NASA’s 30 year space shuttle program.

The space shuttle Atlantis relocates

What do you do with a $2-billion spaceship when it can no longer ferry astronauts to and from space? In 2011, the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Orlando, Florida, found a new home for the decommissioned space shuttle Atlantis.