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The Final Space Shuttle Mission

Astronaut holding a for sale sign

Most Unforgettable Shuttle Pictures

See the shots chosen by National Geographic photo editors as the most memorable pictures from the entire U.S. space shuttle program.See the Photos »

  • Astronaut holding a for sale sign
  • Shuttle in traffic
  • Astronaut in a shuttle
  • Shuttle at launch pad
Astronauts walking

Rare Shuttle Pictures

A photojournalist with unique access shares visions of people and places behind the scenes at Kennedy.

Mockup Dragon capsule

What Now, NASA?

With the last shuttle launched, the agency is working on the next step in U.S. spaceflight.

Civil War Collection

  • Photo: Civil War Atlas

    Civil War Atlas

    Archival and new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the war.

  • Photo: Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

    The fascinating story of a single momentous day in our country's history.

  • Photo: Fields of Honor

    Fields of Honor

    Edwin Bearss captures the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States.

  • Civil Warriors DVD

    Civil Warriors on DVD

    Three-part program reveals the amazing human stories of lives turned upside down by the war.

  • Laminated map of Civil War battles

    Battles Map

    Laminated map shows battle sites with descriptions, dates and battle routes.

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The Final Space Shuttle Mission

Civil War Collection

  • Photo: Civil War Atlas

    Civil War Atlas

    Archival and new maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of the war.

  • Photo: Receding Tide

    Receding Tide

    The fascinating story of a single momentous day in our country's history.

  • Photo: Fields of Honor

    Fields of Honor

    Edwin Bearss captures the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States.

  • Civil Warriors DVD

    Civil Warriors on DVD

    Three-part program reveals the amazing human stories of lives turned upside down by the war.

  • Laminated map of Civil War battles

    Battles Map

    Laminated map shows battle sites with descriptions, dates and battle routes.

Browse All Items »

Latest News Video

  • Mazes: Key to Brain Development?

    Mazes: Key to Brain Development?

    Mazes are a powerful tool for neuroscientists trying to figure out the brain and help us learn to grapple with the unexpected.

See more videos »