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Space Shuttle Atlantis

The LEGO Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex You Need To See

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science
Sarah Caroline Bell

Lia Chan, a LEGO builder, has created an amazing recreation of the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A. Featuring the Space Shuttle Atlantis and...

Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction lifts off in Florida (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL - Col. Robert "Bob" Springer remembers the day he received "the call" in May 1980. He was a pilot giving a base tour to a three-star ge...

PHOTOS: The Upsides To Cruising From Central Florida

Stewart Chiron | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

My excitement level to see Atlantis, up close and personal, ranked up there with my anticipation to see the Pyramids in Egypt for the first time. It took my breath away as I first saw her nose and then body from the second floor of the Orbiter Processing Facility.

Space Shuttle: On the Anniversary of the Last-Ever Mission (PHOTOS)

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.07.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Sunday, July 8, 2012, marks the first anniversary of the last launch of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis lifted off LC-39A at 11:29:03 after a very brief delay and began STS-135, the last mission in the three-decade-long program.

You Never Know

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology
Zoe P. Strassfield

Now there was another period of silence, long minutes as the shuttle's main engines continued to burn to take it into orbit. The bright curvature of the Earth against the darkness of space was visible.

Bianca Bosker

WATCH: NASA Astronaut Explains Why We Should Send Humans To Mars | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.17.2011 | Technology

As NASA shutters its space shuttle program and abandons its plans to return to the moon, why has the agency embarked on an ambitious new plan to send ...

Throttle Up

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

At two minutes to launch (T-minus-two) everyone started cheering and clapping. Atlantis was really going to go!

Graduating All Over Again

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.14.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 8, 2011 Online, I see a lot of "You know you're a 1990s kid if..." jokes, and, since I am a 1990s kid, a lot of them make me smile, be...

Three Private Companies Building Space Shuttle Replacements

Jeff Reeves | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Jeff Reeves

As the space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth this week and closes the curtains on two decades of NASA's shuttle program, privatized space flight may provide a similar opportunity for innovation - and investors.

Best NASA-Inspired Movies

Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment

Well, the days of the space shuttle are at an end. But you know what, we had a good run. Truth be told, we had way more fun with the idea of space...

AP Science Reporter Answers Your Questions Live

Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle Atlantis landed early Thursday morning at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The touchdown marks not only the end of Atlantis' final fl...

Historic Photos From NASA's Last Space Shuttle Landing

Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) HOUSTON -- Applause erupted at NASA's Mission Control in Houston when the last space shuttle landed - but it wasn't from the ...

NASA Captures Amazing View Of Southern Lights From Space Station

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology

At first glance this looks like your average NASA photo from the International Space Station. There's some solar panels, a nice view of shuttle Atl...

Reflections On Outer Space And Our Inner Soul

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Our exploration of space has allowed us, for the first time, to see our planet as a whole in its dazzling beauty, without the man-made borders for which so much blood was shed.

PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Launch Seen From An Airplane

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The most memorable part of Ryan Graff's high school graduation trip to Miami might be the flight to Fort Lauderdale. As he and his mom were flying ...

Thel Shuttle Launch: Witnessing the Last Trip to the Final Frontier | Paul Brady | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel


The 11 Most Memorable Space Shuttle Program Moments

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

From the space shuttle Columbia's first launch to the infamous Challenger explosion, three decades of American space exploration have produced some of...


Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttl...

Astronauts' Most Daring Spacewalks

The Huffington Post | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Wearing a 300-pound suit, blasting off the face of the planet and working in zero-gravity is all just another day at work for the brave men and women ...

Ready For Take-Off: Scenes From The Last Space Shuttle Launch

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 8 at approximately 11:26 ET . This...

NASA's 30-Year Space Program In Photos

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The launch of the space shuttle Atlantis marks the final flight of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. During the past several decades, NASA's sp...

Watch: Atlantis - The Last Shuttle Flight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Astronauts, Astronomers and others connected with the shuttle program reflect on its successes and failures, ahead of the final shuttle launch on Frid...

WATCH LIVE: Space Shuttle Prepares For Final Flight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Atlantis successfully completed its launch. The AP reports, "Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space s...

Where To Watch The Shuttle Launch LIVE

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully completed its final blastoff on Friday. Click here to see photos and video from the launch. --- PREV...

The Most Historic Images Of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

On the morning of July 8, 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on its 33rd and final mission, also the last mission ...