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'Repairing Hubble' Showcases Space Telescope's Components on Anniversary

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was photographed by Space Shuttle Discovery’s IMAX Cargo Bay Camera being deployed on April 25, 1990. Photo Credit: NASA

On Wednesday, April 23, Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum observed the 24th anniversary of NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope’s launch into orbit by unveiling “Repairing Hubble.” This new [...]

Atlantis Ascends: Orbiter's New Home Readied for June Opening

Former NASA shuttle astronaut Jon McBride (far left), along with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Chief Executive Officer Bill Moore, unveil the new sign in front of Shuttle Atlantis’ exhibit. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Shuttle Atlantis’ new digs has a new sign in preparation for [...]

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 [...]

Photo Feature: Looking Back Upon My Time With Discovery

Discovery glides into KSC under her own power for the final time to complete the STS-133 mission. Photo Credit: Chase Clark / shuttlephotos.com

Discovery glides into KSC under her own power for the final time to complete the STS-133 mission. Photo Credit: Chase Clark/shuttlephotos.com

Spending time up close to NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet is a special treat for just about anyone, but it is most especially so for an aspiring space journalist. It was only as the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]