October 30, 1985 – Christa McAuliffe watches the Space Shuttle Challenger blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A few months later, she would perish on the very same shuttle in the Challenger disaster of 1986.
Atlantis and ISS Separate for the Final Time This picture of space shuttle Atlantis was photographed from the International Space Station as the orbiting complex and the shuttle performed their relative separation in the early hours of July 19, 2011.
Follow this panel in the Pintrest and see photos, news and facts about aircraft of all time. Icons, ideas and incredible designs and prototypes as well. Helicopters and rockets included. Siga este painel no Pintrest e fique por dentro de tudo sobre aviões de todos os tempos. Também protótipos, projetos, idéias e aeronaves ícones da aviação militar e civil. Helicópteros e foguetes também. Notícias. Clique na foto para ir ao site! The Shuttle Endeavor Takes a Trip to LA
Space shuttle orbiter "Atlantis" glides back to Earth. She is heading for the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA-KSC and the conclusion of STS-129. STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
The space shuttle Challenger was NASA's second orbiter to be put into service. Its maiden flight was on April 4, 1983, and it completed nine missions. Its final flight took place on Jan. 28, 1986, and resulted in the death of all seven crew members. The accident led to a two-and-a-half year grounding of the shuttle fleet, with missions resuming in 1988.
1988 ~ I remember this day well ~ Discovery lifts off from its platform at Kennedy Space Center on September 29, 1988. Exhaust plumes billow from the two solid rocket boosters and covers launch pad as the Discovery, atop of the orange external tank clears the launch tower and heads for Earth orbit. STS-26 marks NASA's first human spaceflight mission since the 51L Challenger accident, January 28, 1986.
ISS022-E-059296 (9 Feb. 2010) --- Backdropped by a blue and white part of Earth, space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an ISS Expedition 22 crew member as the Shuttle approaches the International Space Station during STS-130 rendezvous and docking operations. Docking occurred at 11:06 p.m. (CST) on Feb. 9, 2010. (nasa.gov)