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 […]

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 […]

Apollo 11 Engines Located, Plans In Works To Raise Them From The Sea Floor

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The launch of Apollo 11. Photo Credit: NASA

The F-1 engines which launched Apollo 11 towards the Moon on the most powerful vehicle ever created have not been seen since the historic mission thundered off the Earth on July 16, 1969.  The five engines were jettisoned at nearly 40 miles high once the fuel […]

Cassini Mission Team Presented With Smithsonian's Highest Group Honor

An artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver, just after the main engine has begun firing. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

An artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver, just after the main engine has begun firing. Image Credit: NASA/JPL

NASA’s Cassini mission, which launched in 1997 and has been studying Saturn and its many moons since 2004, was recently awarded the Trophy for Current Achievement by the Smithsonian National Air […]

As Smithsonian Prepares For Discovery, Intrepid Prepares For Enterprise

NASA's first shuttle orbiter, Enterprise, on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Enterprise will be moved to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC this April. Shuttle Discovery will take over as the centerpiece of the National Air & Space Museum in April, a week before Enterprise leaves. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

NASA's first shuttle orbiter, Enterprise, on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Enterprise will be moved to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC this April. Shuttle Discovery will take over as the centerpiece of the National Air & Space Museum in […]

Smithsonian Planning Historic Welcoming For Shuttle Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery atop launch pad 39A on the eve of her final launch, STS-133. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery atop launch pad 39A on the eve of her final launch, STS-133. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is inviting the public to a nearly week long celebration to welcome space shuttle Discovery to her new home at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center this spring.

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