When the Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on its final mission Thursday night, South Shore native Steve Bowen will be flying into space for the third time. But it was not part of the original plan.
Twenty-five years ago, the nation paused to watch what was supposed to be a moment of achievement and inspiration: the Challenger mission, carrying New Hampshire school teacher Christa McAuliffe, blasting off to space.
Yes, you read that correctly. And there’s really no question mark. This Friday, NASA is going to fire a “missile” (empty fuel tank) into the surface…
As a young pilot, Christopher Condit helped transport geologists and crew members working on NASA’s Apollo missions.