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Enterprise Officially On Display In New York
2012-07-19 15:05:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The retired space shuttle Enterprise is officially on display at its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion in New York. The 150,000 pound spacecraft is now encased in the center of an inflatable dome, and is available to be viewed by visitors from just a few feet away. The shuttle made its way across Coney Island and underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as it headed towards its final...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives At Intrepid Museum In NY
2012-06-07 08:21:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com The second of four NASA space shuttles arrived at its new home Wednesday aboard the flight deck of a World War II aircraft carrier on New York´s Hudson River where it will spend its retirement with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The space shuttle Enterprise, which rode on a barge from Jersey City, NJ to Intrepid, was chauffeured by a convoy of vessels including a police boat, and a yellow taxi boat as it sailed up the river passing...

2012-04-21 06:26:07

NASA's planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, April 23. To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate. Managers...

Discovery Laid To Rest At Smithsonian
2012-04-20 03:53:51

Space shuttle Discovery found its way to its retirement facility on Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Discovery landed in Washington D.C. on Tuesday after taking off for the last time in Florida aboard a modified Boeing 747 jet. The spacecraft rolled into its new home amidst thousands of people cheering for the 27-year-old space shuttle. "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet...

2012-04-19 11:31:32

Focuses on Bold New Era of Space Exploration NASA transferred space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum during a ceremony Thursday, April 19, at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet helped to make possible," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "As NASA transfers the shuttle orbiters to museums across the country, we...

Tile Makers Creating Orion Shield
2012-03-07 04:41:41

Workers recently began cutting and coating the first thermal protection system tiles — part of the heat shield that will protect an Orion spacecraft during an upcoming flight test which will simulate the re-entry speed and heating of returning from deep space. The tiles are made of the same material and coating as those used on the space shuttle's belly. On Orion, however, the tiles will be placed along the sides and top of the conical spacecraft. A separate heat shield akin to the...

Image 1 - Shuttle Model Move Shows Way For Atlantis
2011-12-17 05:17:04

Moving the high fidelity model of the space shuttle Dec. 10 called for an array of planning, about 100 people and a specialized trailer. It also called for the temporary removal of 18 light poles, four traffic signals and some signs. It took the team about five hours to make the six-mile trip from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to the Turn Basin across the street from the Vehicle Assembly Building. The group started rolling at 7:30 a.m. so they wouldn't have to worry about the...

Image 1 - Enterprise Pods Tested For Move
2011-10-01 06:59:44

Teams at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida continue practicing rarely performed techniques for moving space shuttles among some of the nation's premier museums as next year's shuttle shuffle nears. The latest rehearsal saw an inoperative orbital maneuvering system pod positioned with shuttle Endeavour to practice placing two of the pods on the prototype shuttle Enterprise for transportation next year. The inoperative pods were made for Enterprise to use during its approach and landing...

2011-07-21 05:34:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today issued this statement about the final landing of the Space Shuttle Program: "At today's final landing of the space shuttle, we had the rare opportunity to witness history. We turned the page on a remarkable era and began the next chapter in our nation's extraordinary story of exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The brave astronauts of STS-135 are emblematic...

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2011-07-05 08:25:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center There is at least one first involved with space shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission, a flight notable for its lasts: the crew is taking the first iPhone into space to help with experiments aboard the International Space Station. A Houston company called Odyssey Space Research developed an application for the Apple smartphone that is meant to help the astronauts track their scientific results and perhaps one day aid navigation. The device...


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