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.
NASA contractors are facing big job layoffs following the retirement of the space shuttle program.
Her works now hang alongside those of Rockwell and Warhol.
A cryogenic tank was discovered on the shores of Lake Nacogdoches in Texas and upon closer look by NASA, it was confirmed as debris from the Shuttle disaster. Find out what its function was aboard the Space Shuttle and the importance of its recovery.
The historic MILA tracking station was built in the Apollo era and used for all 135 shuttle flights.
NASA will hang onto many pieces, from the shuttles' windows to the main engines near the tail.
Bryan O'Connor wanted to see out the end of NASA's space shuttle program.
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Space shuttle Atlantis is slowly towed from the Shuttle Landing Facility to an orbiter processing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time in this amazing space wallpaper.
The end of the NASA's space shuttle era is also the end for thousands of workers who have spent decades working in the program.
Fifty percent of Americans think mothballing the space shuttle fleet will turn out to be bad for the United States.
Following the final space shuttle landing, NASA is looking toward the future.
Astronauts reflect on the end of the space shuttle era American human spaceflight future.
Atlantis will be prepped for retirement at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Atlantis' historic landing elicited a sense of pride and accomplishment, tinged with sadness, for those involved with the shuttle program.
NASA Administrator salutes men and women who flew on the space shuttle.
The shuttle Atlantis appeared in the predawn sky and glided to the ground for an emotional end.
The STS-135 crew landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center at 5:56am EDT on July 21, 2011. After thirty years of service, this marks the end of the storied career of the space shuttle program.
See photos from NASA's final space shuttle landing on July 21, 2011.