STS-126 on a construction, resupply, and crew transfer mission to the International Space Station carried out by the Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center at 7:55 p.m. on 14 November 2008 into a sky lit bright by the full Moon. This view is the full wide-angle image of the launch, which includes the Moon blown out at right by the long time exposure capturing the streak of the Space Shuttle’s flight as seen from a cow pasture at […]
The National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed into law by President Eisenhower on 29 July 1958, which established the goals for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space; The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles; The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies, and living organisms through space; The establishment of long-range studies of the […]
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The Space Shuttle Discovery on Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center prior to its launch on mission STS-114 in July 2005. This would be the Space Shuttle Program’s return to flight following the Columbia accident in February 2003. Discovery carried out the STS-114 mission, a resupply mission to the International Space Station, without a problem This is a highly magnified view through a refracting telescope taken from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge showing the external fuel tank and the […]
Years ago at the beginning of the Space Shuttle Program and long before the International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex used to have a mockup of a future space station complete with animatronic astronauts. The idea was this is something the Space Shuttle would help to build although it looked a little sci-fi to keep it interesting. Sadly, this large station would not be built but the exhibit was fun. You know they are in space because the […]
The Reusable Launch Vehicle Hanger, located at the south end of the Shuttle Landing Facility, is used for a diverse number of activities, including storage of NASA helicopters used at Kennedy Space Center as seen here. One of the buildings most memorable uses was the collection and reconstruction of debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia during the accident investigation. The event is commemorated with the STS-107 logo on the building. Space Florida currently manages the facility under contract with NASA.
Photos from a fast moving bus ride through the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center made worse by the dark tint of the windows. The Shuttle Landing Facility is currently managed by Space Florida under an agreement with NASA. The runway is the dark tarmac at left. Seventy-eight space shuttle landings took place here during the life of the program. The air traffic control tower at midfield is at right. At left is the space shuttle mockup named “Inspiration” […]
Heroes and Legends at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex remembers the efforts of early space pioneers from the Mercury and Gemini programs. The grand opening on 11 November 2016 brought out many living heroes and legends from the Astronaut Hall of Fame to take part in opening this major new edition to the Visitor Complex. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is part of Heroes and Legends and honors astronauts from all of NASA’s space flight programs. People begin gathering […]
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Looking forward over the port wing toward the front of the Atlantis. The open payload bay door overhangs the wing. Atlantis is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
These images are from old slides dating back to the early 1980s taken at Kennedy Space Center. Sadly, even when the images were new the quality was not good since they were taken with a small box camera with a rather funky lens. What makes the images interesting is when they were taken at the beginning of the Shuttle era there are some remnants from the Apollo Program still visible in the form of one of the Saturn V gantries […]
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