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Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions

NASA's space shuttle fleet is hanging up its wings after 30 years. The first shuttle flight, STS-1, launched on April 12, 1981.
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Space History Photo: Standing on the Edge of the Bay
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April 18th, 2014
An astronaut evaluates the Portable Foot Restraint in space.
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Space History Photo: STS-86 Launch
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April 1st, 2014
Space Shuttle Atlantis begins STS-86 by blazing through the night sky.
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Space History Photo: Assembling Structures in the Payload Bay
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March 19th, 2014
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
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Space History Photo: EVAtion
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April 11th, 2014
Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been.
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Space Camp Launches Crowd-Funding Effort to Land NASA Shuttle Training Aircraft
NASA's Shuttle Training Aircraft
March 7th, 2014
One of four business jets converted to train NASA astronauts to land the space shuttle is on final approach to the Alabama home of Space Camp, pending the result of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's first crowd-funding campaign.
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Space History Photo: STS-79 Destacking in VAB
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February 11th, 2014
From above, a dramatic view as a space shuttle orbiter is lifted from its stack.
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NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Moves to Space Center Houston This Month
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
April 1st, 2014
A historic NASA jumbo jet has been cleared for its final takeoff — not into the air, but on a road trip through the streets of Houston to the site of its future exhibit.
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Space History Photo: Technical Rendition of STS-71 Docked to Mir
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March 26th, 2014
This technical rendition of Atlantis docked to the Kristall module of the Russian Mir Space Station shows the largest space platform ever assembled.
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NASA's Shuttle-Ferrying Jet Dismantled for Move to Space Center Houston
Vertical Stabilizer to Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
March 7th, 2014
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.
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