5 Ways the Columbia Disaster Changed Space Travel Forever

The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: the last flight‘ reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part documentary concludes Sunday at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Perhaps more than any other moment in NASA history, the Columbia shuttle disaster reshaped the U.S. space agency’s approach to innovation, changing how it balanced risk with the … Read more

5 Ways the Columbia Disaster Changed Space Travel Forever

The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: the last flight‘ reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part documentary concludes Sunday at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Perhaps more than any other moment in NASA history, the Columbia shuttle disaster reshaped the U.S. space agency’s approach to innovation, changing how it balanced risk with the … Read more

The Space Shuttle was revolutionary for its time. What went wrong?

The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: the last flight‘ reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part documentary continues Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT. At its inception, NASA’s Space Shuttle program promised to usher in a new era of exploration, keeping astronauts space-bound with a reusable and relatively inexpensive ride to orbit. … Read more

Rockets and planes will chase the eclipse to solve the sun’s ongoing mysteries

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. Here comes the sun, as the Beatles once sang. A total solar eclipse will grace the skies over Mexico, the United States and Canada on Monday as the moon obscures the … Read more

NASA was America’s crown jewel. After the Columbia disaster, things were never the same again

Editor’s note: Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in the Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. He is the author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.” The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight” reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part … Read more

NASA was America’s crown jewel. After the Columbia disaster, things were never the same again

Editor’s Note: Douglas Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in the Humanities and professor of history at Rice University. He is the author of “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.” The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: The Final Flight” reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part … Read more

Rockets and planes will chase the eclipse to solve the sun’s ongoing mysteries

Editor’s note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science newsletter Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. Here comes the sun, as the Beatles once sang. A total solar eclipse will grace the skies over Mexico, the United States and Canada on Monday as the moon obscures the … Read more

The Space Shuttle was revolutionary for its time. What went wrong?

The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: the last flight‘ reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part documentary premieres Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT. At its inception, NASA’s Space Shuttle program promised to usher in a new era of exploration, keeping astronauts space-bound with a reusable and relatively inexpensive ride to orbit. … Read more

The Space Shuttle was revolutionary for its time. What went wrong?

The CNN Original Series “Space Shuttle Columbia: the last flight‘ reveals the events that ultimately led to disaster. The four-part documentary premieres Sunday at 9 PM ET/PT. At its inception, NASA’s Space Shuttle program promised to usher in a new era of exploration, keeping astronauts space-bound with a reusable and relatively inexpensive ride to orbit. … Read more

Why NASA is launching rockets into the path of the solar eclipse

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific developments and more. Eclipses inspire awe and bring people together to observe a stunning celestial phenomenon, but these cosmic events also allow scientists to unravel the mysteries of the solar system. During the total solar eclipse on April … Read more