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.
See photos of shuttle Endeavour as seen by SPACE.com readers during its final ferry flight.
The retired Space Shuttle continues 'victory lap' of U.S. airspace, with a landing at the Air Force base that hosted many a Shuttle since 1981. It will arrive at its final destination - Los Angeles - on September 21st, 2012.
The retired Space Shuttle's airborne John Space Center tribute was witnessed by it accompanying jet on September 19th, 2012. Its on a multiple stop tour en route to its final destination -- the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA.
On its grand 'victory lap' of U.S. airspace, the retired Space Shuttle on its carrier 747 took off from Ellington Field in Texas, flying over the state's capitol, on its multiple day tour from Florida to Los Angeles.
See photos, video, multimedia and more on the final journeys of space shuttles to museums.
The retired Space Shuttle landed at Ellington Field in Texas for an overnight stay. It rounds out its intinerary with a flight to its final destination - Los Angeles, CA on Sept. 20th. It will go on display at the California Science Center..
The retired Space Shuttle began its journey from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Los Angeles atop a retrofitted 747 on September 19th, 2012. It is set to go on display at the California Science Center.
America's space shuttles were NASA's orbital workhorses.
The retired Space Shuttle and the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft were joined together for its final ferry flight to California. It will be placed on display at the California Science Center.
The space shuttle Endeavour completes final preparations for its trip to the California Science Center where it will begin a new career inspiring visitors to the wonder of space exploration.
The Space Launch System is scheduled to make its first test flight in 2017.
In part two of our interview with Jose Hernandez, we ask what made him want to run for congress, what he hopes to accomplish there, and his opinion on the future of the manned space program.
In part one of our interview with Congressional candidate and former astronaut Jose Hernandez, we ask about his journey from migrant farm worker to Space Shuttle astronaut and what it's like going into space for the first time.
The quiet of the day is destroyed by the roar of a Space Shuttle rising off the pad.
The boosters will be shown with shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center.
Once used for astronaut training, the space shuttle mockup will star in an Air Force museum
The Liberty Star spent 30 years fishing space shuttle boosters out of the Atlantic.