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Shuttle Landing Experience Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Image Credit: NASA

The Shuttle Landing Experience, helmed by pilot John Godfrey, has opened an Indiegogo campaign to raise awareness of its goal: to provide anyone with the experience of space-age technology at an affordable price.

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The Shuttle Landing Experience: The Shuttle is Gone, But the Dream Lives On!

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace with NASA elements

TITUSVILLE, Fla — During the space shuttle era, one of the most iconic moments of any of the missions was the orbiter’s rapid drop to the hard Earth below to the Shuttle Landing Facility, or “SLF.” Heralded by twin sonic booms, it served […]

'Lock the Doors': Columbia’s Final Flight (Part 4)

As evidenced by the clock on the main screen at 14:15:05 GMT (9:15:05 a.m. EST), this view of a tense Mission Control was acquired a quarter of an hour after the first sign of trouble … and a minute ahead of Columbia’s expected landing. By now, everyone was aware that all hope was gone […]

Atlas V Inserts Classified OTV-3 Mini-Shuttle into Orbit

The unpredictable Florida weather proved the weather predictions to be wrong as a beautiful blue sky opened above Space Launch Complex 41 about an hour prior to launch allowing for a successful liftoff right at the opening at 1:03 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero G News

After several delays, a United […]

Shuttle Legacy Engraved in Runway

Discovery’s ‘wheel stop’ plaque located on the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit : Blue Sawtooth Studio / Julian Leek

Out on the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) three granite markers on the east side of the runway mark the front wheel stop position of each […]

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 […]

Morpheus Moving Forward Not Starting Over

Video courtesy of NASA

NASA has released the following video that highlighted the loss of the space agency’s Morpheus lander. This prototype vehicle began testing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas but was recently moved to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility where the […]

Morpheus Lander Crashes, Burns at Kennedy Space Center

In this image the Morpheus lander can be seen burning shortly after it tipped over during a flight and crashed to the ground. Image Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – The Morpheus lander that is at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to conduct test flights has crashed and caught fire. The test flight took place […]

The 'God of Dreams' Rises at Kennedy Space Center

Seen here in the right of this image, Jon Olansen, JSC Morpheus Project Manager details how the Morpheus lander was developed. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

The stuff of dreams arrived at Kennedy Space Center this week. The Morpheus project flew in from Texas to conduct test flights of its special new lander […]

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 […]