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Where to See America's Greatest Spaceships (Infographic)

Nearly two dozen museums and other locations around the U.S. (plus one in England) boast real spaceships that have carried astronauts on missions to Earth orbit and the Moon, viewable to the public.
Nearly two dozen museums and other locations around the U.S. (plus one in England) boast real spaceships that have carried astronauts on missions to Earth orbit and the Moon, viewable to the public. (Image credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor)

 

For more than 50 years, Americans have been launching into space, first aboard tiny capsules and later on the winged, reusable space shuttles and space station. Much of that long space legacy is on display at museums across the United States. See where you can find some of the most iconic U.S. spacecraft that ever flew in the SPACE.com infographic above. 

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Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.