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Retro Space Images: Happy Fourth of July!

Photo Credit: NASA / Retro Space Images

Challenger at Ellington — The crew of STS-4 and Space Shuttle Challenger are welcomed at Ellington Air Force Base on July 4, 1982. Challenger was en route to being delivered to Kennedy Space Center for the first time.

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PHOTO FEATURE: Endeavour Takes To The Skies On Historic Cross-Country Journey

Space shuttle Endeavour, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes to the skies on her final flight. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Endeavour, riding atop NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes to the skies on her final flight. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After two days of weather delays, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour finally took to the skies Wednesday morning, beginning a historic final flight for both the orbiter [...]

Shuttle Endeavour Ready To Fly One Final Time Tuesday Morning

NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, ready for a final flight to California Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, ready for a final flight to California Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Early this morning crews at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility backed out the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, from the [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Endeavour Ready For Historic Final Flight Next Monday

Endeavour, raised roughly 60-feet in the air, ready to be mated to NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Endeavour, raised roughly 60-feet in the air, ready to be mated to NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

NASA’s youngest space shuttle orbiter, Endeavour, was rolled out one last time from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building early Friday morning, beginning the orbiter’s long [...]

Meet NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, NASA 905

NASA's 747 being prepared for the move into the 'mate de-mate' device. Photo Credit Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA’s 747 being prepared for the move into the ‘mate de-mate’ device.Photo Credit Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

 NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, identified by its tail number as NASA 905, arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday afternoon to ferry the retired space shuttle Endeavour on one [...]

California Science Center Announces Plans For Shuttle Endeavour's Arrival This Fall

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, 24 hours before her final launch on STS-134. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space Shuttle Endeavour atop launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, 24 hours before her final launch on STS-134. Photo Credit: Mike Killian for ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

Space shuttle Endeavour’s days at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are numbered.  With just over a month before her final departure the California Science Center [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Smithsonian Welcomes Shuttle Discovery To The National Collection

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery, the most flown reusable manned spacecraft is history, is now a museum piece – put on permanent public display as the [...]

VIDEO FEATURE: Various Views Of Discovery's Final Departure From KSC

Discovery’s takeoff from KSC, as viewed from the midpoint on the east side of the runway.  Video Credit: Matthew Travis / ARESinstitute.org

Presented here are several clips of space shuttle Discovery’s final departure from Kennedy Space Center this past Tuesday, along with videos of Discovery readying for the ferry flight.  The orbiter took to [...]

Photo Feature: Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In Washington D.C.

Discovery arriving in Washington D.C. earlier today. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Discovery arriving in Washington D.C. earlier today. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery arrived safely at Dulles International Airport late this morning after a 3 hour flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Thousands of spectators lined streets, roof tops, parks, and other establishments to welcome NASA’s fleet leading space shuttle as she [...]

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 [...]