Archive for March, 2011
NASA now says, whether Congress funds the flight or not, that NASA will find the money to fly one additional shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) after STS-134’s scheduled mission in April 2011. The mission following STS-134 would therefore become the final flight in the shuttle program, instead of STS-134 as originally thought. The additional mission is scheduled for June 2011. NASA has designated the flight STS-135.
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UPDATE == March 28, 2011 … NASA now says, whether Congress funds the flight or not, that NASA will find the money to fly one additional shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) after STS-134’s scheduled launch in April 2011..
What may be the final launch in the American shuttle program moved a step closer overnight, March 10-11, 2011, when Endeavour was moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pad. About sixty reporters and photographers covered the event from the 5th and 16th floors of the VAB, and from the press site across the street.
photograph by Carol Anne Swagler on behalf of The Grove Sun Daily / photo © 2011 Seine/Harbour® Productions, Studio City, California.
Landing sequence, 11:57 am, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Kennedy Space Center
North end of Landing Facility — the Shuttle Discovery is landing from north to south in 22 mph winds directly on nose.
photographs by petecrow, © 2011, Seine/Harbour® Productions, Studio City, California