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Space shuttle Endeavour is towed before dawn on September 14th from her storage in the Vehicle Assembly Building to the Space Shuttle Landing Facility to be hoisted on to the back of the SCA. (Photo by Suresh Atapattu)
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Photos: Space Shuttle Endeavour Prepares for Journey to Los Angeles

Posted September 19, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center as Space Shuttle Endeavour and the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are prepared for their final journey.

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Space Shuttle Discovery while being prepped for display at the Smithsonian. (Photo by Suresh Attapatu)
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Photos: Inside the Mummification of Space Shuttle Discovery

Posted March 27, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

An exclusive look at the preparation of Space Shuttle Discovery as it becomes a shell of its former self before moving to the Smithsonian.

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Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.
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Photos: Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

Posted March 16, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Sister space shuttles Discovery and Atlantis crossed paths for the last time last week before they are mummified and shipped off to museums.

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Figure 1: Outside OPF #02, the resident’s name is on the wall but unlike the previous 30 years, there are no mission details. (Author))
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Photos: On the Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Posted January 9, 2012 by Suresh Atapattu

Take a tour inside the cockpit of Space Shuttle Atlantis as the avionics are powered on one final time before being decommissioned and put on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 liftoff
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Photo Gallery: Space Shuttle Endeavour Leaves Earth One Last Time

Posted May 17, 2011 by Suresh Atapattu

Space Shuttle Endeavour made its 25th and final launch on Monday, blasting into orbit carrying six astronauts and two major additions to the International Space Station.

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Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly
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Photos: Commander Kelly and Space Shuttle Endeavour Prepare for Final Launch

Posted May 15, 2011 by Suresh Atapattu

Up-close and personal with Space Shuttle Endeavour and the astronauts who will fly her into space on mission STS-134.

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The Top 3 Space Shuttle Destinations (with 30th Anniversary Photo Gallery)

Posted April 12, 2011 by Suresh Atapattu

NASA will announce the final resting place of the four remaining Space Shuttles on Tuesday at 1pm ET. Here are the institutions most likely to win them, along with some amazing photos of Shuttles in action.

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