Category: space shuttle

Space shuttle concept art from NASA, 1976.

Space shuttle concept art from NASA, 1976.

May 16, 2011 — A great shot of the Space Shutt…

May 16, 2011 — A great shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour emerging from the clouds as it hurtles toward a rendezvous with the ISS. (NASA)

May 16, 2011 — The Space Shuttle Endeavour hur…

May 16, 2011 — The Space Shuttle Endeavour hurtles toward a rendezvous with the ISS. (NASA)

May 12, 2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis seen in s…

May 12, 2009: Space Shuttle Atlantis seen in silhouette during solar transit.

(NASA)

April 17, 2012 – The Space Shuttle Discovery, …

April 17, 2012 – The Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted on NASA’s 747 shuttle carrier, soars through the air space over the Kennedy Space Center on its final journey into retirement at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

(NASA)

Space shuttle model in a subsonic wind tunnel …

Space shuttle model in a subsonic wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Research Center, California, 1975.

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s space shuttle program…

TODAY IN HISTORY: NASA’s space shuttle program officially begins with the maiden flight of the Columbia on April 12, 1981. Art by Mort Künstler.

NASA art by Tom Newsom.

NASA art by Tom Newsom.

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour …

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour soars into the sky on April 9, 1994. (NASA)

The lounge of a future space station, illustra…

The lounge of a future space station, illustrated by David Schleinkofer for Science Digest, 1980s.