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What an expensive party that program was.

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What an expensive party that program was.

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newsweek:

Newsweek, 4/27/1981


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newsweek:

Newsweek, 4/27/1981

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Preparing for the Next Mission
At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, work platforms are moved into position around space shuttle Endeavour in Orbiter Processing Facility-2, following its touchdown at the completion of the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station on Feb. 21. Processing now begins for Endeavour’s next flight, STS-134. The six-member STS-134 crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier 3 and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station, as well as a variety of spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields. STS-134 will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station and the 133rd flight in the shuttle program. Launch is targeted for July 29. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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Preparing for the Next Mission

At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, work platforms are moved into position around space shuttle Endeavour in Orbiter Processing Facility-2, following its touchdown at the completion of the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station on Feb. 21. 

Processing now begins for Endeavour’s next flight, STS-134. The six-member STS-134 crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier 3 and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station, as well as a variety of spare parts including two S-band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields. STS-134 will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station and the 133rd flight in the shuttle program. Launch is targeted for July 29. 

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day

The space shuttle Endeavour photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on board the international space station, as the shuttle approached for docking
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NASA Astronomy Photo of the Day

The space shuttle Endeavour photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on board the international space station, as the shuttle approached for docking

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Just 5 Missions Left for NASA’s Space Shuttles…
The end is beginning for NASA’s three aging space shuttles, with just five more missions on tap this year before the orbiter fleet retires in the fall.
That is, unless NASA needs a few more months to fly those remaining missions or President Barack Obama chooses to extend the shuttle program to fill a looming gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability.
Though the ultimate path forward for NASA has not yet been decided, the space agency is at a turning point after nearly 29 years of shuttle flight.
“Obviously it’s the end of an era,” said Roger Launius, space history curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. “There’s a certain amount of nostalgia and a sense of loss, no question.”
The very last space shuttle flight, the STS-133 mission of the shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station, is scheduled for September 2010. The launch will be the 134th shuttle voyage since the fleet’s debut in 1981.
“It’s starting to hit home, I have to admit to you,” said NASA’s shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach after the Nov. 16 liftoff of Atlantis on the STS-129 flight, the fifth and last shuttle trip of 2009. “After this one, there’s one more scheduled for Atlantis, two more for each of the other vehicles.”
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moderation:

Just 5 Missions Left for NASA’s Space Shuttles…

The end is beginning for NASA’s three aging space shuttles, with just five more missions on tap this year before the orbiter fleet retires in the fall.

That is, unless NASA needs a few more months to fly those remaining missions or President Barack Obama chooses to extend the shuttle program to fill a looming gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability.

Though the ultimate path forward for NASA has not yet been decided, the space agency is at a turning point after nearly 29 years of shuttle flight.

“Obviously it’s the end of an era,” said Roger Launius, space history curator at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. “There’s a certain amount of nostalgia and a sense of loss, no question.”

The very last space shuttle flight, the STS-133 mission of the shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station, is scheduled for September 2010. The launch will be the 134th shuttle voyage since the fleet’s debut in 1981.

“It’s starting to hit home, I have to admit to you,” said NASA’s shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach after the Nov. 16 liftoff of Atlantis on the STS-129 flight, the fifth and last shuttle trip of 2009. “After this one, there’s one more scheduled for Atlantis, two more for each of the other vehicles.”

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Hitching a ride

"and separation in three&#8230; two&#8230; one&#8230;"

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Hitching a ride

"and separation in three… two… one…"

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Gene Roddenberry and most of the original crew from the U.S.S. Enterprise pay a visit to the newly-christened space shuttle named after the famous starship in 1976. 

I&#8217;ve seen that ship!!

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Gene Roddenberry and most of the original crew from the U.S.S. Enterprise pay a visit to the newly-christened space shuttle named after the famous starship in 1976.

I’ve seen that ship!!

GPOYW - Uber-Nerd Edition
In celebration of seeing Star Trek tomorrow!

GPOYW - Uber-Nerd Edition

In celebration of seeing Star Trek tomorrow!

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NASA: Atlantis on 39A and Endeavour on 39B
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NASA: Atlantis on 39A and Endeavour on 39B

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Shuttle launch from the ISS

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Shuttle launch from the ISS

Space Shuttle Endeavour

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