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ULA Ready to Launch NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe Satellites

In this image, captured by Julian Leek, the Atlas V 401 rocket exits United Launch Alliance’s Vertical Integration Facility in Florida on its way to the launch pad. Launch is currently scheduled for 4:07 a.m. EDT on Aug. 23. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — This morning at [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Endeavour And Atlantis, Face-To-Face One Last Time

Space shuttle's Atlantis and Endeavour, face-to-face for the last time as they swaped locations at Kennedy Space Center this morning. Atlantis was moved back to the OPF to finish out her retirement processing, and Endeavour was moved into the VAB to await her flight to California next month. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle’s Atlantis and Endeavour, face-to-face for the last time as they swapped locations at Kennedy Space Center this morning. Atlantis was moved back to the OPF to finish out her retirement processing, and Endeavour was moved into the VAB to await her flight to California next month. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for Zero-G [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Shuttle Atlantis Continues Retirement Transition

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward Reaction Control System, or RCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis' forward reaction control system, or FRCS, being lowered by a crane as workers ready to re-install the hardware on the nose of the orbiter. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Atlantis continues to progress smoothly through transition and retirement processing at Kennedy Space Center.  The orbiter, [...]

Photo Feature: Discovery's Final Flight, Sunrise Departure From Kennedy Space Center

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery left Florida for the last time this morning at sunrise, right on time at 7:00 am EDT.  The orbiter took off [...]

NASA Optimus Prime Spinoff Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony was held in the rocket garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

The awards ceremony was held in the rocket garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

With the loud speaker crackling a bold unforgettable voice gave the animated introduction to the ceremony. That voice belongs to Peter Cullen, better known as the voice of Optimus Prime in the Transformers [...]

Photo Feature: Tour NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Inside And Out

Part of the interior of NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

 

Part of the interior of NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Earlier today journalists were invited to tour NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA.  The modified jumbo jet, designated N905NA, arrived in Florida yesterday, and will ferry space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Center to her new [...]

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Arrives At KSC For Shuttle Discovery's Departure

A modified NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, arrives at Kennedy Space Center yesterday afternoon. The SCA will fly space shuttle Discovery to her new home next week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

A modified NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, moments after arriving at Kennedy Space Center yesterday afternoon. The SCA will fly space shuttle Discovery to her new home next week at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Nasa’s [...]

Photo Feature: Shuttle Endeavour Brought Back To Life, Briefly

Endeavour's flight deck, powered up as it would look to astronauts on their missions. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Endeavour's flight deck, powered up as it would look to astronauts on their missions. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Recently, Americaspace photographer Julian Leek was given the opportunity to visit space shuttle Endeavour’s flight deck while the orbiter was powered up, bringing OV-105 back to life and giving us a glimpse of [...]

Photo Feature: Azure Moon

Lloyd Behrendt, owner of Blue Sawtooth Studios, took this image of our nearest celestial neighbor. Behrendt has worked for many years to turn space-imagery – into art. Image Credit: Lloyd Behrendt / Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA Administrator Addresses Apollo 11 Engine Discovery

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth

Last week, internet billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he and his team of ‘undersea pros’ had located the mammoth F-1 engines that launched Apollo 11 lying 14,000 feet below the Atlantic, and also announced plans to raise them to the surface for public display. [...]