Category: space shuttle

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis l…

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands on Runway 33 at Cape Canaveral in Florida, November 20, 1995. (NASA)

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Columbia roars into space…

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Columbia roars into space on 19 November 1997.

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission…

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-129, seen from the International Space Station during a survey of the orbiter prior to docking.

(NASA)

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission…

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-129, seen from the International Space Station during a survey of the orbiter prior to docking.

(NASA)

November 18, 2009 – Looking oh-so-tiny in the scary blackness of…

November 18, 2009 – Looking oh-so-tiny in the scary blackness of space, the Space Shuttle Atlantis is photographed as it approaches the ISS. (NASA)

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis performs a…

November 18, 2009 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis performs a “rendezvous pitch maneuver” to allow for close inspection from cameras on the International Space Station. The video is then transmitted to Mission Control for evaluation by imagery experts and mission managers to determine whether the heat shield was damaged during launch.

Computer-generated model of the space shuttle, 1993.

Computer-generated model of the space shuttle, 1993.

ON THIS DAY: Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November…

ON THIS DAY: Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November 17, 2009.

November 17, 2009 – Astronaut Robert Satcher is seen on the…

November 17, 2009 – Astronaut Robert Satcher is seen on the flight deck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (NASA)

Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November 17, 2009.(NASA)

Earth and the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November 17, 2009.

(NASA)