Category: space shuttle

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtu…

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtus transport plane carrying a future space shuttle.

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Ca…

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off from Cape Canaveral on this day in 1989.

Concept art for the lovely NAR-134-B space shu…

Concept art for the lovely NAR-134-B space shuttle design from North American Rockwell, ca. 1971.

Space shuttle concept art, 1973.

Space shuttle concept art, 1973.

Space shuttle concept art from North American …

Space shuttle concept art from North American Rockwell, circa 1971.

(SDASM)

Earth and Moon, as seen from the Space Shuttle…

Earth and Moon, as seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery on December 22, 1999. (NASA)

December 7, 1996: The Space Shuttle Columbia l…

December 7, 1996: The Space Shuttle Columbia lands at Cape Canaveral after an 18-day orbital odyssey.

(Space Shuttle Almanac)

December 7, 1996 – The Space Shuttle Columbia …

December 7, 1996 – The Space Shuttle Columbia comes home from mission STS-80, an orbital odyssey that lasted 17 days, 15 hours, 53 minutes, 18 seconds. (SpaceShuttleAlmanac)

December 4, 1998 — The Unity Module, the first…

December 4, 1998 — The Unity Module, the first American-made part of the International Space Station, is deployed from the Shuttle Endeavour. (NASA)

December 2, 1988 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis …

December 2, 1988 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, heading to orbit for a mission lasting 4 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds. (NASA)