With the space shuttle program coming to an end, Beason was laid off April 13 by United Space Alliance, and the company may cease to exist after the last space shuttle to go on display, Endeavour, arrives in Los Angeles this fall. A view photographed from the International Space Station in shows the Space Shuttle Atlantis above the Earth, as the two spacecraft were nearing their link-up in Earth orbit. An exclusive look inside Nasa: from retro rockets to robots that will take us to Mars. Astronaut Joseph R. A hydrogen gas leak at that location during tanking for Discovery's STS mission to the International Space Station caused the launch attempt to be scrubbed November 5.
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A Look Back: Space Shuttle Discovery. Discovery's celebrated spaceflight career began in with the STSD mission. Collected in this. brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency.
Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA. See photos of space shuttle Discovery's final flight to the National Air and Space Museum's annex hangar in Chantilly, Va.
By Daniel Davis. Post to Cancel. On the morning of Sept. As part of its work, Discovery has spent days in space, orbited the Earth 5, times and travelled an impressive, miles.
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Shown here is the nose of the shuttle, which still is attached to the external tank and solid rocket boosters.
Earlier, the duo backed out of the mate-demate device.
One of two SCAs employed over the course of the Space Shuttle Program, NASA is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.
According to Poulton, a long-time space shuttle fan who's witnessed 19 launches and 57 launch attempts, "We realized there was a story in the details that we didn't know until we took the panoramas.
Feb 8, - Space Shuttle Discovery launches on its new mission to educate Photo credit: Dane Penland, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Alan Taylor; July 1, ; 61 Photos; In Focus The space shuttle orbiter Discovery lands on Edwards Air Force Base in California, following completion of the.
It launched three communication satellites and tested an experimental solar array wing, under the leadership of astronaut Henry W. Newsletter Signup I want to receive updates from partners and sponsors.
Brack and Poulton had to gain permission to get in and around the space shuttles while technicians drained toxic fluids, disabled flammable fuel cells, and removed other dangers from Discovery in preparation for its public display.
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A tail cone has been installed over its three replica shuttle main engines to reduce aerodynamic drag and turbulence during its upcoming ferry flight. By Jeremy White.
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|Floating in front of her is a flight procedures notebook.
After the mission, when Discovery landed safely back in Florida in a month later, Nasa's scientists were saddened to see the end of its work in space. Back to Top.
Back to Top. A tail cone over the main engine area of Enterprise smoothed out turbulent air flow during flight.