Category: space shuttle

Traffic jam at Cape Canaveral, August 8, 1990. (NASA)

January 8, 1990: Photographers snap away as the Space Shuttle Columbia climbs into the sky over Cape Canaveral. Via @nasa.


January 9, 1990 – A bird takes flight as the Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Canaveral. (NASA)

The Shuttle Columbia hurtling into the wild blue yonder on this day in 1990.


The Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives at Edwards Air Force Base in California on January 31, 1977. From Rockwell International’s assembly facility in Palmdale, it moved overland at 3 mph on a road rig with 90 wheels. (Edwards AFB)

The Space Shuttle Atlantis rockets toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station, November 16, 2009.

The Shuttle Columbia’s heads to space for the first time, April 12, 1981. 

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on December 9, 2006.


December 6, 1988:  The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Rogers Dry Lake near NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California.

Earth, Moon, and the Space Shuttle Discovery on this day in 1998.