Space Shuttle's Legacy: Soaring In Orbit And CostsThe space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astronauts and managed to make less than half the flights promised. Yet despite all that, there were some big achievements.
The 'Space Coast' Feels Pain Of Shuttle's EndWorkers at the Kennedy Space Center always knew the end of the shuttle program would bring hard times to Florida's Space Coast. They just couldn't predict how much pain.
Shuttle Pilot Taking TMS Flag Into SpaceSpace shuttle pilot Doug Hurley was given a TMS flag which he plans to carry on the shuttle mission this summer.