Category: space shuttle

February 25, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discover…

February 25, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Discovery high above a blue and white Earth.

(NASA)

The Shuttle Atlantis and space station Mir, Ju…

The Shuttle Atlantis and space station Mir, July 4, 1995.

(Wikimedia Commons)

Moonraker, 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert.

Moonraker, 1979, directed by Lewis Gilbert.

“Hopes and Dreams” by Alan Bean, 1…

“Hopes and Dreams” by Alan Bean, 1987.

March 30, 1982 – The Space Shuttle Columbia la…

March 30, 1982 – The Space Shuttle Columbia lands at White Sands, New Mexico, as two T-38 Talon chase planes keep pace with the orbiter.

February 21, 2010 – The Space Shuttle Endeavou…

February 21, 2010 – The Space Shuttle Endeavour makes a night landing on Runway 15 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, ending a 14-day mission in space.

(NASA)

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On February 20, 2008, the …

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On February 20, 2008, the Shuttle Atlantis comes home to Cape Canaveral after a mission lasting 12 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes, 50 seconds. (NASA)

February 9, 2010 – Before the Space Shuttle En…

February 9, 2010 – Before the Space Shuttle Endeavour rendezvoused with the International Space Station, someone on the ISS took this jaw-dropping photo: “The orbital outpost was at 46.9 south latitude and 80.5 west longitude, over the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Chile with an altitude of 183 nautical miles when the image was recorded. The orange layer is the troposphere, where all of the weather and clouds which we typically watch and experience are generated and contained. This orange layer gives way to the whitish Stratosphere and then into the Mesosphere.”

On March 9, 2011, the Space Shuttle Discovery …

On March 9, 2011, the Space Shuttle Discovery comes home after a mission lasting 12 days, 19 hours, 4 minutes, 50 seconds. (NASA)

The Space Shuttle Atlantis in orbit around the…

The Space Shuttle Atlantis in orbit around the Earth, observed from the International Space Station, February 16, 2001.

(NASA)