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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Discovery Ready For Smithsonian, Interview With STS-133 Astronaut Nicole Stott

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott poses for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery. Nicole flew as a mission specialist on Discovery last mission, STS-133, and will be at Kennedy Space Center to see the orbiter off on its final flight April 17th; a one-way trip from KSC to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

NASA astronaut Nicole Stott poses for a photo in front of space shuttle Discovery. Nicole flew as a mission specialist on Discovery's last mission, STS-133, and will be at Kennedy Space Center to see the orbiter off on its final flight April 17th; a one-way trip from KSC to the Smithsonian National Air and [...]

Photo Feature: Discovery Mated To Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Ready For Smithsonian Flight

Space shuttle Discovery ready to be mated to NASA's modified 747 shuttle carrier aircraft earlier today. Weather permitting, Discovery will be flown from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport tuesday morning to go on permanent public display as a museum piece at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery ready to be mated to NASA's modified 747 shuttle carrier aircraft earlier today. Weather permitting, Discovery will be flown from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport Tuesday morning to go on permanent public display as a museum piece at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center [...]

Photo Feature: Shuttle Discovery Arrives At SLF For Smithsonian Trip

Shuttle Discovery passes by NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early this morning, en route to the mate/demate structure where Discovery will be raised and mounted atop the 747 for her flight to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum this coming Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Shuttle Discovery passes by NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early this morning, en route to the mate/demate structure where Discovery will be raised and mounted atop the 747 for her flight to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum this coming Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space Shuttle Discovery was moved from Kennedy’s Vehicle [...]

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 [...]