Category: space shuttle

September 19, 2012: A NASA 747 mothership ferr…

September 19, 2012: A NASA 747 mothership ferries the Space Shuttle Endeavour over Houston, Texas.

(NASA)

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA’s 747 s…

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA’s 747 shuttle carrier, flies over Texas on September 19, 2012. (NASA)

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American …

Astronaut Mae Jemison, first African-American woman in space, seen here aboard the Shuttle Endeavour, September 1992. Via @usnatarchives.

(National Archives)

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Discover…

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Discovery in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, September 14, 1998.

September 8, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Discover…

September 8, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Discovery seen from the International Space Station after undocking. (NASA)

ON THIS DAY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts…

ON THIS DAY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral on September 8, 2000. (NASA)

The Space Shuttle Atlantis hitches a ride on a…

The Space Shuttle Atlantis hitches a ride on a NASA 747 shuttle carrier, September 1, 1998. (NASA)

August 30, 1983 – The Space Shuttle Challenger…

August 30, 1983 – The Space Shuttle Challenger lights up the Florida night as it lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center. It was the third flight of the Challenger and the eighth shuttle mission overall. (NASA)

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Ca…

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral on August 27, 1985.

(NASA)

The uses of a space shuttle.

The uses of a space shuttle.