Category: space shuttle

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the S…

July 8, 2011 – The final flight of the Space Shuttle era begins when the Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral on a 12-day mission to the ISS. Onboard are astronauts Doug Hurley, Chris Ferguson, Sandy Magnus, and Rex Walheim.

July 7, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis on l…

July 7, 2011 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On June 27, 1982, birds scat…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On June 27, 1982, birds scatter as the Space Shuttle Columbia roars off the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. (NASA)

June 23, 2007 — The Space Shuttle Atlantis get…

June 23, 2007 — The Space Shuttle Atlantis gets some post-flight servicing in the Mate-Demate Device at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center after landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, June 22, 2007. (NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first American woman in space, communicates with ground controllers from the flight deck of the Shuttle Challenger, June 21, 1983.

(NASA)

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first …

TODAY IN HISTORY: Astronaut Sally Ride, first American woman in space, aboard the Shuttle Challenger, June 21, 1983.

(NASA)

June 14, 2008 – The Space Shuttle Discovery ge…

June 14, 2008 – The Space Shuttle Discovery gets a two after landing at Cape Canaveral, concluding a mission that lasts 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 7 seconds.

(NASA)

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On June 14, 2008, the Spac…

10 YEARS AGO TODAY: On June 14, 2008, the Space Shuttle Discovery comes home to Cape Canaveral in Florida, concluding a mission that lasts 13 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, 7 seconds.

The launch of a future space shuttle in 1972 N…

The launch of a future space shuttle in 1972 NASA concept art.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Cape Canaveral on June 5, 2002.

(NASA)