From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.
The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.
The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.
The nation’s space agency has budgeted more than half a billion dollars to cover retirement funds due to thousands of workers at a long-term shuttle contractor.
With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.
Jane Wells reports on how entrepreneurs with deep pockets and a love of space are funding the new space race.
Jane Wells reports on private space venture with Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Greason of XCOR.
NASA's last shuttle is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral today, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
CNBC looks at whether the last space shuttle launch will mark the final frontier of space exploration. CNBC's Tom Mackenzie reports.
The US has spent $209.1b on space shuttle since its inception, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.