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Space Shuttle Columbia (scale model) at the Smithsonian

Space Shuttle Columbia (scale model) at the Smithsonian
Space Shuttle

Image by InSapphoWeTrust
This scale model is part of the spaceflight area, and placed right under the left wing of Discovery.

Columbia was the first spaceworthy Space Shuttle, first being launched in 1981. On its 28th flight in 2003, it was damaged during launch and was destroyed during re-entry.

This scale model portrays Columbia as she would have looked in her early years – the name "Columbia" on the cargo bay door, the American flag on the left wing and "USA" on the right wing, and the NASA worm logo. The black leading wing roots were a unique feature of Columbia.

Endeavour Work at LAX (201209240004HQ)
Space Shuttle

Image by NASA HQ PHOTO
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen in a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
Space Shuttle

Image by New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Space Shuttle Enterprise moves up the through the New York and New Jersey Harbor and up the Hudson River with a NYPD escort June 6, 2012 on its way to the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum where it will be permanently displayed. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

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Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
Space Shuttle

Image by New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels salutes the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle makes its way by barge to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
Space Shuttle

Image by New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels salutes the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle makes its way by barge to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
Space Shuttle

Image by New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels salutes the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle makes its way by barge to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

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2012 04 17 – 3176 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery

2012 04 17 – 3176 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle

Image by thisisbossi
The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight: a journey over DC on 17 April 2012, part of the retirement of the Shuttle program which entails DC receiving Discovery and our current Enterprise (a prototype which never flew into space) to be transferred to NYC in a couple months.

It was EPIC. I’ve never seen so many people on the rooftops of DC. I managed to fall as I sprinted from the east to west side of the Washington Monument, but did a perfect roll and came up kneeling & shooting photos… I felt very deft, other than the tripping in the first place.

Also, if NASA equipped that fighter pilot with a camera I will send them a paycheck.

[lots more photos to come; these are just some quick uploads before I head to work]

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River
Space Shuttle

Image by USACEpublicaffairs
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels salutes the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle makes its way by barge to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Dan Desmet)

2012 04 17 – 3038 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle

Image by thisisbossi
The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight: a journey over DC on 17 April 2012, part of the retirement of the Shuttle program which entails DC receiving Discovery and our current Enterprise (a prototype which never flew into space) to be transferred to NYC in a couple months.

It was EPIC. I’ve never seen so many people on the rooftops of DC. I managed to fall as I sprinted from the east to west side of the Washington Monument, but did a perfect roll and came up kneeling & shooting photos… I felt very deft, other than the tripping in the first place.

Also, if NASA equipped that fighter pilot with a camera I will send them a paycheck.

[lots more photos to come; these are just some quick uploads before I head to work]

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Day 30/365- Space Shuttle Columbia

Day 30/365- Space Shuttle Columbia
Space Shuttle

Image by thekellyscope
I love the Space Shuttle, and this one (model of Columbia) was in the gallery that the astronauts spoke in. I’ll miss this vehicle, but I’m sure we’ll have something even better in the coming years.

Space Shuttle Endeavour on Pad 39a (20090710001HQ) (explored)
Space Shuttle

Image by nasa hq photo
Storm clouds approach Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, July 10, 2009 as space shuttle Endeavour stands awaiting Saturday’s planned launch of the STS-127 mission. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River to the USS Intrepid June 6, 2012
Space Shuttle

Image by New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels, along with several other boats. travels with the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle passes by the Statue of Liberty on its way to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (photo by Dan Desmet, New York District public affairs)

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