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Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to [...]

Of Marriage, Medaka Fish and Multiculturalism: The Legacy of STS-47

Pictured within the spacious interior of the Spacelab-J module, astronauts Mark Lee and Jan Davis became the first married couple to fly together on a space mission. Photo Credit: NASA

Traditions frequently arise from the most unlikely of places. One tradition which had become entrenched in the Astronaut Office since the early Shuttle era [...]

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 [...]

NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Arrives In Florida For Shuttle Endeavour's Departure

 

NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) executes a ‘crabbing’ maneuver due to high crosswinds, before lining up with the runway. Photo Credit: Julian Leek/Blue Sawtooth Studios

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft arrived at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earlier this afternoon after a 6-hour cross-country flight from Edwards Air Force Base [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Space Shuttle Endeavour Ready For California Next Month

Endeavour inside NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

Endeavour inside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center, displayed with the Astrovan which brought astronauts to the launch pad for their missions. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

In three weeks, space shuttle Endeavour will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on her final flight – piggybacking [...]

PHOTO / VIDEO FEATURE: Endeavour Powered Up, Orbiter Readies For Final Power Down Of The STS Program

The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

The powered up flight deck of space shuttle Endeavour. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and Americaspace

Just 3 weeks after space shuttle Discovery left Florida for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, sister orbiter Endeavour is readying for one final power up this week – an event which, when the plug is [...]

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 [...]