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Passengers on a Pan Am Boeing 307

Passengers on a Pan Am Boeing 307

Local call number: Rc15258..Title: [Passengers on a Pan Am Boeing 307] ..Publication info: Between 1940 and 1947..Physical descrip: 1 photoprint: b&w; 10 x 8 in...Series Title: (Reference collection)..General N... More

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part O... More

Instrumentation in B-29, NASA history collection

Instrumentation in B-29, NASA history collection

Description (May 1, 1944) Recording high altitude flight data in a flying laboratory at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Cleveland, Ohio, now known as ... More

Man boarding United Air Lines Boeing 247 airplane

Man boarding United Air Lines Boeing 247 airplane

Man boarding United Air Lines Boeing 247 airplane, n.d. ..Photographer: .Unknown..Subjects (LCSH):.Boeing 247 (Transport plane).Boeing airplanes.Airplanes.United Air Lines.Passengers..Digital Collection: .Trans... More

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Lubricating and servicing a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flyin...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Fueling a B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombers

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flyin...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Seattle, Washington. Boeing aircraft plant. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. A nearly completed B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber at the end of the production line

Seattle, Washington. Boeing aircraft plant. Production of B-17F (Flyin...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Lubricating and servicing a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flyin...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a bomber aircraft, military aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Women working on the fuselage framework

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flyin...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a military aircraft, aviation, air forces, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Aircraft Fleet on the Tarmac at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

Aircraft Fleet on the Tarmac at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

This fleet of military aircraft was used in the 1940s for research at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The NACA Lewis flight research... More

X-38 vehicle #131R arrives at NASA Dryden via NASA'S Super Guppy transport aircraft

X-38 vehicle #131R arrives at NASA Dryden via NASA'S Super Guppy trans...

NASA's Super Guppy transport aircraft landed at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. on July 11, 2000, to deliver the latest version of the X-38 drop vehicle to Dryden. The X-38s are intended as prototypes for a poss... More

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

NASA B-47A Stratojet, Dryden history gallery

E-1044 Boeing B-47A, NACA 150 shown on the ramp near NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station at South Base of Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1953. The B-47A Stratojet's wing is mounted high on the fuse... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery is suspended 60 feet off the ground inside the mate-demate device in preparation for the arrival of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, in the background.  The device, known as the MDD, is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. The SCA designated NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition.  Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-2200

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery is suspended 60 feet off the ground inside the mate-demate device in preparation for the... More

XB-70A #1 cockpit, NASA history collection

XB-70A #1 cockpit, NASA history collection

Photo of the XB-70 #1 cockpit, which shows the complexity of this mid-1960s research aircraft. On the left and right sides of the picture are the pilot's and co-pilot's control yokes. Forward of these, on the c... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft prepares to touch down on the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, arrived at 5:35 p.m. EDT to prepare for shuttle Discovery’s ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on April 17. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is a modified Boeing 747 jet airliner, originally manufactured for commercial use. One of two SCAs employed over the course of the Space Shuttle Program, NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 911 was decommissioned at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in California in February. Discovery will be placed on permanent public display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.  For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-2006

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft prepares to touch ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft prepares to touch down on the runway at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The aircraft, known as an SCA, arrived at 5... More

J-2 Engine, Apollo program Saturn V rocket images

J-2 Engine, Apollo program Saturn V rocket images

Technicians from the Rocketdyne Division of Boeing North American in Canoga Park, Calif., remove components of a 1960s J-2 rocket engine that has been displayed at the John C. Stennis Visitors Center for more t... More

Eerste El Al Boeing op Schiphol

Eerste El Al Boeing op Schiphol

Eerste El Al Boeing op Schiphol Public domain photograph of the Netherlands in 1962 by The Algemeen Nederlandsch Fotobureau (ANeFo), also known as the General Dutch Photo Bureau, a Dutch photography agency. - ... More

B-52 Testing Developmental Space Shuttle Drag Chute

B-52 Testing Developmental Space Shuttle Drag Chute

NASA's B-52 research aircraft deploys an experimental drag chute just after landing the runway at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, on a 1990 research flight. The B-52's tests led to the d... More

Boeing 737 aircraft, NASA history collection

Boeing 737 aircraft, NASA history collection

The Boeing 737 is shown in front of the hanger after its arrival in July 1973. NASA Identifier: L73-6283

Kaping van de KLM Boeing 747 Mississippi

Kaping van de KLM Boeing 747 Mississippi

Vrijgelaten passagiers met kinderen komen aan op Schiphol Public domain photograph - 1973 by The Algemeen Nederlandsch Fotobureau (ANeFo), also known as the General Dutch Photo Bureau, a Dutch photography agen... More

INSTRUMENTED AREAS OF BOEING SHORT TAKE OFF LANDING STOL 55 20 INCH FAN CENTER BODY AND STATOR SECTOR SHIM

INSTRUMENTED AREAS OF BOEING SHORT TAKE OFF LANDING STOL 55 20 INCH FA...

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 11/13/1974 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

NASA BOEING QSRA AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT

NASA BOEING QSRA AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 8/24/1976 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BOEING INLET, NASA Technology Images

BOEING INLET, NASA Technology Images

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 6/23/1977 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BOEING 747 SP AIRPLANE, NASA Technology Images

BOEING 747 SP AIRPLANE, NASA Technology Images

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/11/1977 Photographer: COPY NEGATIVE Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

BOEING AIRPLANES - 757 AND 767 - Public domain NASA photogrpaph

BOEING AIRPLANES - 757 AND 767 - Public domain NASA photogrpaph

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 3/1/1979 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Boeing 757 model test-341 in 12ft w.t. ARC-1979-AC79-0553-2

Boeing 757 model test-341 in 12ft w.t. ARC-1979-AC79-0553-2

Boeing 757 model test-341 in 12ft w.t. Public domain photograph of NASA experimental aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

AFTI F-111 in flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

AFTI F-111 in flight. Public domain image of NASA aircraft.

This NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility photograph shows a modified General Dynamics AFTI/F-111A Aardvark with supercritical mission adaptive wings (MAW) installed. The four dark bands on the right wing ... More

Chaplain (CAPT.) Oliver Wetzel, Naval Base Seattle, offers the invocation at the launching of the guided missile patrol combatant (hydrofoil) Aries (PHM-5). Among those with Wetzel on the platform are: Boeing Marine Systems Vice President Robert E. Bateman, third from left; Vice Adm. Earl B. Fowler Jr., commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; his wife who is ship's sponsor; and Rear Adm. James D. Williams, commander, Naval Base Seattle

Chaplain (CAPT.) Oliver Wetzel, Naval Base Seattle, offers the invocat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Renton State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Boeing Marine Systems Release Status: Released to P... More

A technician works to fasten the bolts on the engine of a Boeing 707 aircraft. The Military Aircraft Disposition and Storage Center is reclaiming commercial Boeing 707 aircraft, using engines and spare parts in a re-engineering program

A technician works to fasten the bolts on the engine of a Boeing 707 a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John A. Pickett Release Sta... More

A technician takes up the slack chain with a ceiling hoist as he works to remove the right outboard engine from a Boeing 707 aircraft. The Military Aircraft Disposition and Storage Center is currently reclaiming commercial Boeing 707 aircraft in order to use the engines and other spare parts in a re-engineering program

A technician takes up the slack chain with a ceiling hoist as he works...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT John A. Pickett Release Sta... More

An interior view of the Sea Serpent, a modified Boeing 747 aircraft. The aircraft has undergone modification as part of a Military Airlift Command plan to use 115 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas jetliners as air ambulances in the event of war. The aircraft, which would be part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, would airlift patients back to the United States

An interior view of the Sea Serpent, a modified Boeing 747 aircraft. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: John F Kennedy Airport, New York State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Boyce Release Status: ... More

Artwork: "Two Modified Boeing 707 Aircraft". Artist: Charles Carroll. US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "Two Modified Boeing 707 Aircraft". Artist: Charles Carroll. ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of the prototype E-6A TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) aircraft during a rollout ceremony held by Boeing Aerospace Co. The aircraft will replace the aging C-130 Hercules aircraft in providing an airborne communications relay between the National Command Authority and fleet ballistic missile submarines

A left side view of the prototype E-6A TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Ou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Boeing Aerospace Co. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Support personnel driving a T-300 tow tractor pull the space shuttle orbiter Discovery along the flight line toward the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames-Dryden Research Center. There the orbiter will be place atop NASA's Boeing 74

Support personnel driving a T-300 tow tractor pull the space shuttle o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Michael Haggerty Release Statu... More

STS-35 Leaves Dryden on 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Bound for Kennedy Space Center

STS-35 Leaves Dryden on 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) Bound for K...

The first rays of the morning sun light up the side of NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) as it departs for the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, with the orbiter from STS-35 attached to its back. Sp... More

Members of the media film a Boeing 747 commercial aircraft after its arrival at the station. The aircraft is transporting family members of military personnel who are returning to the area after spending two months in the United States as part of Operation Fiery Vigil, the evacuation of military dependents following the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo

Members of the media film a Boeing 747 commercial aircraft after its a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FIERY VIGIL Base: Naval Air Station, Cubi Point State: Luzon Country: Philippines(PHL) Scene Camera Operator: PH2(Sw) Barry ... More

The newest Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft operated by the 89th Military Airlift Wing, is readied for takeoff after President George Bush has entered the plane, which is based on a Boeing 747-200B airframe

The newest Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft operated by the 89th Milit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Connors Release Status:... More

HSCT (High Speed Civil Transport) Ref-H Model test-594 in 40x80ft w.t. with Jim Ross & Boeing Engineer ARC-1994-AC94-0034-51

HSCT (High Speed Civil Transport) Ref-H Model test-594 in 40x80ft w.t....

HSCT (High Speed Civil Transport) Ref-H Model test-594 in 40x80ft w.t. with Jim Ross & Boeing Engineer

A crewman marshals a Boeing 707 aircraft on the tarmac at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany. The 707 is equipped with a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (J-STARS). A 40-foot radome under the forward part of the fuselage houses the phased-array radar antenna. J-STARS is a long range, air-to-ground surveillance and battle management system. When in flight the radar can detect and track more than 120 miles of terrain providing the battle commander with invaluable information about troop movement and position. The information is fed to the 17 Army and Air Force operators who have access to the radar data in real-time via on-board large-screen graphics consoles. The radar data is ...

A crewman marshals a Boeing 707 aircraft on the tarmac at Rhein Main A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A crewman marshals a Boeing 707 aircraft on the tarmac at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany. The 707 is equipped with a Joint Survei... More

Close-up of Wing Fit Check of Pylon to Carry the X-38 on B-52 Launch Aircraft

Close-up of Wing Fit Check of Pylon to Carry the X-38 on B-52 Launch A...

Dryden Experimental Fabrication Shop's Andy Blua and Jeff Doughty make sure the new pylon for the X-38 fits precisely during a fit-check on NASA's B-52 at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California ... More

Northwest Airlines Boeing 747 being off loaded is greeted at Grand Forks Air Force Base with a welcoming committee of signs, media of all categories, the Salvation Army, and Brigadier General Kenneth Hess, as well as his wife, Deb, and members of his staff. Grand Forks, North Mayor Pat Owens and Mayor of East Grand Forks, MN, Lynn Stauss arrived on base to thank Northwest Airlines, for its efforts in collecting needed supplies for the flood victims

Northwest Airlines Boeing 747 being off loaded is greeted at Grand For...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Nicole R. Mickelson, USAF ... More

The container transporting the Node 1, the first  element of the International Space Station to be manufactured in the United States and the  first to be launched on the Space Shuttle, is moved into the Space Station Processing  Facility high bay June 23 after its arrival from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center  (MSFC).  The Node 1 module is currently scheduled to lift off aboard the Space Shuttle  Endeavour in July 1998 along with Pressurized Mating Adapters (PMAs) 1 and 2. The  18-foot in diameter, 22-foot-long aluminum module was manufactured by the Boeing Co.  at MSFC. Once in space, the Node 1 will function as a connecting passageway to the  living and working areas of the International Space Station. It has six hatches that will  serve as docking ports to the U.S. laboratory module, U.S. habitation module, an airlock  and other space station elements KSC-97PC924

The container transporting the Node 1, the first element of the Inter...

The container transporting the Node 1, the first element of the International Space Station to be manufactured in the United States and the first to be launched on the Space Shuttle, is moved into the Space S... More

The Node 1, the first element of the International  Space Station to be manufactured in the United States and the first to be launched on the  Space Shuttle, rests in its container in the Space Station Processing Facility high bay   after its arrival at KSC from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).  The Node 1  module is currently scheduled to lift off aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in July 1998  along with Pressurized Mating Adapters (PMAs) 1 and 2. The 18-foot in diameter, 22- foot-long aluminum module was manufactured by the Boeing Co. at MSFC. Once in  space, the Node 1 will function as a connecting passageway to the living and working  areas of the International Space Station. It has six hatches that will serve as docking ports  to the U.S. laboratory module, U.S. habitation module, an airlock and other space station  elements KSC-97PC930

The Node 1, the first element of the International Space Station to b...

The Node 1, the first element of the International Space Station to be manufactured in the United States and the first to be launched on the Space Shuttle, rests in its container in the Space Station Processi... More

Major Blacknum, USAF, (left), and Boeing pilot, Marlin R. Pack, chart a course from Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany to Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. The C-32A aircraft successfully completed its first operational training mission to Moscow

Major Blacknum, USAF, (left), and Boeing pilot, Marlin R. Pack, chart ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Navas, USAF Release Status: Rele... More

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dave Nelson, F-22 Raptor test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, California, dons flight gear to prepare for a test flight on March 1ST, 1999, as part of the F-22 Combined Test Force including Lockheed, Boeing and Pratt and Whitney

US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dave Nelson, F-22 Raptor test pilot at...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Edwards Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andrew Dunaway Ii, USAF Releas... More

US President William Jefferson Clinton holds a mirrored gift presented to him by the 1999 USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team with the Boeing 747-200B (VC-25A) Air Force One Presidential Aircraft in the background. This event took place at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, on June 2nd, 1999

US President William Jefferson Clinton holds a mirrored gift presented...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, U.S. Rep Dave Weldon (at left) looks at the U.S. Lab, called Destiny. With him are Thomas R. "Randy" Galloway, with the Space Station Hardware Integration Office, Dana Gartzke, the congressman's chief of staffm and Boeing workers. Weldon is on the House Science Committee and vice chairman of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee. Destiny is scheduled to be launched on Space Shuttle Endeavour in early 2000. It will become the centerpiece of scientific research on the ISS, with five equipment racks aboard to provide essential functions for station systems, including high data-rate communications, and to maintain the station's orientation using control gyroscopes launched earlier. Additional equipment and research racks will be installed in the laboratory on subsequent Shuttle flights KSC-99pp0815

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, U.S. Rep Dave Weldon (at left) looks at the U.S. Lab, called Destiny. With him are Thomas R. "Randy" Galloway, with the Space Station Hard... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia (foreground) moves under the Mate-Demate Device at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The crane seen above it will lift the orbiter so that the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) in the background can move underneath Columbia, which will then be attached to the back of the SCA for a ferry flight to Palmdale, Calif. On the rear of the orbiter is the tail cone, a fairing that is installed over the aft fuselage of the orbiter to decrease aerodynamic drag and buffet when the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is transporting the orbiter cross-country. It is 36 feet long, 25 feet wide, and 22 feet high. Columbia, the oldest of four orbiters in NASA's fleet, will undergo extensive inspections and modifications in Boeing's Orbiter Assembly Facility during a nine-month orbiter maintenance down period (OMDP), the second in its history. Orbiters are periodically removed from flight operations for an OMDP. Columbia's first was in 1994. Along with more than 100 modifications on the vehicle, Columbia will be the second orbiter to be outfitted with the multifunctional electronic display system, or "glass cockpit." Columbia is expected to return to KSC in July 2000 KSC-99pp1140

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia (foreground) moves ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The orbiter Columbia (foreground) moves under the Mate-Demate Device at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF). The crane seen above it will lift the orbiter so that the Boeing 747 S... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aboard a transporter, the orbiter Columbia is moved on the tow-way along the Banana Creek. Columbia is heading to the Shuttle Landing Facility's (SLF) Mate-Demate Device where it will be mated to the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft for a ferry flight to Palmdale, Calif. On the rear of the orbiter can be seen the tail cone, a fairing that is installed over the aft fuselage of the orbiter to decrease aerodynamic drag and buffet when the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is transporting the orbiter cross-country. It is 36 feet long, 25 feet wide, and 22 feet high. Columbia, the oldest of four orbiters in NASA's fleet, will undergo extensive inspections and modifications in Boeing's Orbiter Assembly Facility during a nine-month orbiter maintenance down period (OMDP), the second in its history. Orbiters are periodically removed from flight operations for an OMDP. Columbia's first was in 1994. Along with more than 100 modifications on the vehicle, Columbia will be the second orbiter to be outfitted with the multifunctional electronic display system, or "glass cockpit." Columbia is expected to return to KSC in July 2000 KSC-99pp1138

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aboard a transporter, the orbiter Columb...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aboard a transporter, the orbiter Columbia is moved on the tow-way along the Banana Creek. Columbia is heading to the Shuttle Landing Facility's (SLF) Mate-Demate Device where it w... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers attach cranes to the S1 truss, a segment of the International Space Station, to lift the truss to a payload transporter for its transfer to the Operations and Checkout Building. Manufactured by the Boeing Co. in Huntington Beach, Calif., this component of the ISS is the first starboard (right-side) truss segment, whose main job is providing structural support for the orbiting research facility's radiator panels that cool the Space Station's complex power system. The S1 truss segment also will house communications systems, external experiment positions and other subsystems. Primarily constructed of aluminum, the truss segment is 45 feet long, 15 feet wide and 6 feet tall. When fully outfitted, it will weigh 31,137 pounds. The truss is slated for flight in 2001. The truss arrived at KSC aboard NASA's Super Guppy, with a 25-foot diameter fuselage designed to handle oversized loads. Loading the Guppy is easy because of the unique "fold-away" nose of the aircraft that opens 110 degrees for cargo loading. A system of rails in the cargo compartment, used with either Guppy pallets or fixtures designed for specific cargo, makes cargo loading simple and efficient. Rollers mounted in the rails allow pallets or fixtures to be moved by an electric winch mounted beneath the cargo floor. Automatic hydraulic lock pins in each rail secure the pallet for flight KSC-99pp1185

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Shuttle Landing Facility, workers attach cranes to the S1 truss, a segment of the International Space Station, to lift the truss to a payload transporter for its transfer to... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the  Joint Airlock Module, the gateway from which crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will enter and exit the 470-ton orbiting research facility, is moved away from NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft for transfer to the Operations and Checkout Building in the KSC industrial area. There it will undergo vacuum chamber testing. It will then be moved to the Space Station Processing Facility (SSPF) for further prelaunch preparation and checkout. The massive, spindle-shaped airlock is 20 feet long, has a diameter of 13 feet at its widest point, and weighs six and a half tons. It was manufactured at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center by the Huntsville division of The Boeing Company. The Space Shuttle Atlantis will carry the airlock to orbit on mission STS-104, the tenth International Space Station flight, currently targeted for liftoff in May 2001 KSC-00pp1347

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the Joint Airlock Module, the gateway from which crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will enter and exit the 470-ton orb... More

Boeing workers officially turn over the P6 Integrated Truss Structure to the NASA shuttle integration team in a ceremony in the Space Station Processing Facility. A symbolic key will be presented to Brent Jett (at left), commander on mission STS-97, which is taking the P6 to the International Space Station. Next to Jett are (left to right) Bill Dowdell, mission manager; Mark Sorensen, outboard truss cargo element manager for Boeing; and John Elbon, Boeing ISS director of ground operations at KSC. Among the attendees at left watching the ceremony are other STS-97 crew members (in uniform, from left) Mission Specialists Joe Tanner and Carlos Noriega and Pilot Mike Bloomfield. Mission STS-97is the sixth construction flight to the International Space Station. Its payload includes a photovoltaic (PV) module, with giant solar arrays that will provide power to the Station. The mission involves two spacewalks to complete the solar array connections. STS-97 is scheduled to launch Nov. 30 at 10:05 p.m. EST KSC-00pp1661

Boeing workers officially turn over the P6 Integrated Truss Structure ...

Boeing workers officially turn over the P6 Integrated Truss Structure to the NASA shuttle integration team in a ceremony in the Space Station Processing Facility. A symbolic key will be presented to Brent Jett ... More

Boeing EC-135 - National Parks Gallery

Boeing EC-135 - National Parks Gallery

An air force Boeing EC-135 aircraft Public domain photograph of jet aircraft, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

<i>[Photo courtesy of Boeing photographer Bob Williams.]</i> The orbiter Columbia, atop a modified Boeing 747, rolls under protective cover at Palmdale, Calif. Columbia has been undergoing modifications and upgrades at Boeing’s Orbiter Assembly Facility in Palmdale and is ready to return to Kennedy Space Center. Ferry preparations and the flight plan are contingent upon weather conditions in California and enroute to Florida. KSC01padig095

<i>[Photo courtesy of Boeing photographer Bob Williams.]</i> The orbit...

<i>[Photo courtesy of Boeing photographer Bob Williams.]</i> The orbiter Columbia, atop a modified Boeing 747, rolls under protective cover at Palmdale, Calif. Columbia has been undergoing modifications and upg... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The transport vehicle carrying a new block 2 engine arrives at Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. There the new engine will be installed on the orbiter Atlantis, on mission STS-104, for its first flight. The Block II Main Engine configuration is manufactured by Boeing Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, Calif., and includes a new Pratt & Whitney high-pressure fuel turbo pump. Engine improvements are managed by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Each Space Shuttle Main Engine is 14 feet (4.3 meters) long, weighs about 7,000 pounds (3,175 kilograms), and is 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) in diameter at the end of the nozzle KSC-01pp0902

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The transport vehicle carrying a new blo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The transport vehicle carrying a new block 2 engine arrives at Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3. There the new engine will be installed on the orbiter Atlantis, on mission STS-104... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The first stage of a Boeing Delta II rocket arrives on Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket will propel the Genesis spacecraft on a journey to capture samples of the ions and elements in the solar wind and return them to Earth for scientists to use to determine the exact composition of the Sun and the solar system’s origin. NASA's Genesis project in managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Lockheed Martin Astronautics built the Genesis spacecraft for NASA in Denver, Colo. The launch is scheduled for July 30 at 12:36 p.m. EDT KSC01pd1089

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The first stage of a Boeing Delta II roc...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The first stage of a Boeing Delta II rocket arrives on Launch Complex 17A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket will propel the Genesis spacecraft on a journey to capture s... More

C-130 Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, land at Whiteman Air Force Base to provide transportation for Missouri's Emergency Response Team Task Force 1. The teams mission, to assist in the rescue and recovery of personnel trapped inside the Pentagon after hijackers deliberately flew an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 jetliner into the building

C-130 Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, land at Whit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Whiteman Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ANG Scene Camera Operator: SRA S... More

Prior to take off, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) John McKinney, USAF, looks over the configuration of the Boeing E-3C Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, 960th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. E-3C aircrews monitor and control a package of aircraft escorting C-17A Globemaster IIIs flying humanitarian airlift missions into eastern Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Prior to take off, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) John McKinney, USAF, looks over...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Tinker Air Force Base State: Oklahoma (OK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Welder Jerry Goudy (left), with United Space Alliance, and his backup Jack Weeks, with Marshall Space Flight Center - Boeing, are ready to begin welding the minute cracks on Endeavour's flow liners. Endeavour is scheduled to fly on mission STS-113 in November.  The mission payload is the P1 Integrated Truss Structure, the first portside truss to go to the International Space Station, and will be attached to the central truss segment, S0, on the Station. Also additional cooling radiators will be delivered but  will remain stowed until flight 12A.1. KSC-02pd1205

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Welder Jerry Goudy (left), with United Sp...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Welder Jerry Goudy (left), with United Space Alliance, and his backup Jack Weeks, with Marshall Space Flight Center - Boeing, are ready to begin welding the minute cracks on Endeavo... More

Advanced Space Transportation Program (ASTP)

Advanced Space Transportation Program (ASTP)

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the Space Launch Initiative (SLI), NASA's priority developmental program focused on empowering America's leadership in space. SLI includes com... More

U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the runway at the Boeing Museum of Flight during the Seattle Seafair

U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the...

Seattle Wash. (Aug. 03, 2003) U.S. Navy Blue Angels pass by a very pleased crowd on their way to the runway at the Boeing Museum of Flight during the Seattle Seafair. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd ... More

Low-angle rear view on a modified Omega Air Boeing 707 commercial refueling aircraft showing indicator lights and the two MA-3-1 form, fit, function replacement drogue couplings stowed in the centerline aerial refueling system of the aircraft

Low-angle rear view on a modified Omega Air Boeing 707 commercial refu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcas, Beaufort State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Carrier Air Wing 1 Scene Camera Ope... More

Discovery Atop 747 Over The Mojave (EC05-0166-40)

Discovery Atop 747 Over The Mojave (EC05-0166-40)

NASA's modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the Space Shuttle Discovery on top lifts off from Edwards Air Force Base to begin its ferry flight back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The cross... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Boeing 727-200 aircraft used for weightless flights by Zero Gravity Corporation, known as ZERO-G, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., lands after taking a group of passengers for demonstration.  NASA and ZERO-G demonstrated Nov. 5 the expanded access to and use of the space shuttle's runway and landing facility at Kennedy Space Center for non-NASA activities.  This group of passengers, called "Flyers," were predominantly teachers who performed simple microgravity experiments they can share with their students back in the classroom. KSC-05pd2485

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing 727-200 aircraft used for wei...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Boeing 727-200 aircraft used for weightless flights by Zero Gravity Corporation, known as ZERO-G, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., lands after taking a group of passengers for demonst... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   Inside NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers push the newly arrived third stage, or upper stage for the New Horizons spacecraft, into position for uncovering.  The third stage is  a Boeing STAR 48 solid-propellant kick motor.   The Atlas V is the launch vehicle for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., during a 35-day window that opens Jan. 11 and fly through the Pluto system as early as summer 2015. New Horizons will be powered by a single radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG), provided by the Department of Energy, which will be installed shortly before launch. KSC-05pd2542

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Payl...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Inside NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, workers push the newly arrived third stage, or upper stage for the New Horizons spacecraft, into position ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, a Hyster forklift moves a main engine into position for installation into Discovery. The main engine configuration is manufactured by Boeing Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, Calif., and includes a Pratt & Whitney high-pressure fuel turbo pump. Each space shuttle main engine is 14 feet (4.3 meters) long, weighs about 6,700 pounds (3,039 kilograms), and is 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) in diameter at the end of the nozzle.  Discovery is being processed for the second return-to-flight mission STS-121. KSC-06pd0017

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, a Hyster forklift moves a main engine into position for installation into Discovery. The main engine configuration is manufactured by Boei... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  In In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, a Hyster forklift maneuvers a main engine into position for installation into Discovery.  The main engine configuration is manufactured by Boeing Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, Calif., and includes a Pratt & Whitney high-pressure fuel turbo pump. Each space shuttle main engine is 14 feet (4.3 meters) long, weighs about 6,700 pounds (3,039 kilograms), and is 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) in diameter at the end of the nozzle.  Discovery is being processed for the second return-to-flight mission STS-121. KSC-06pd0018

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In In the Orbiter Processing Facility ba...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In In the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1, a Hyster forklift maneuvers a main engine into position for installation into Discovery. The main engine configuration is manufactured... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    A second solid rocket booster is lifted off its transporter on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  It will be lifted into the mobile service tower above to join the other booster at left.  The boosters will be mated with the Boeing Delta II rocket already in place. The Delta rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO).  Preparations are under way for a liftoff no earlier than July 22. STEREO consists of two spacecraft whose mission is the first to take measurements of the sun and solar wind in 3-D. This new view will improve our understanding of space weather and its impact on the Earth. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd1001

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A second solid rocket booster is lifte...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A second solid rocket booster is lifted off its transporter on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It will be lifted into the mobile service tower above to join... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -    A solid rocket booster arrives on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  The booster will be lifted into the mobile service tower and mated with the Boeing Delta II rocket already in place. The Delta rocket is the launch vehicle for NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO).  Preparations are under way for a liftoff no earlier than Aug. 1. STEREO consists of two spacecraft whose mission is the first to take measurements of the sun and solar wind in 3-D. This new view will improve our understanding of space weather and its impact on the Earth. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd1481

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A solid rocket booster arrives on Laun...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A solid rocket booster arrives on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster will be lifted into the mobile service tower and mated with the Boe... More

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) Boeing CH-46D Sea Knight cargo helicopters, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365), assigned to the US Navy (USN) Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), fly a mission over the coast of Lebanon, while the USS IWO JIMA is off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon (LBN), assisting American citizens as they arrive onboard after being evacuated from Lebanon. The USN Arleigh Burke Class (Flights I and II) Guided Missile Destroyer USS GONZALES (DDG 66) is seen underway on patrol in the background

Two US Marine Corps (USMC) Boeing CH-46D Sea Knight cargo helicopters,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Beirut Country: Lebanon (LBN) Scene Camera Operator: MC3 Bradley Dawson, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital... More

US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handler Third Class (ABH3) Gavin J. Anderson signals to a US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365) Boeing CH-46D Sea Knight cargo helicopter as it lifts away from the flight deck of the USN Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7), while the USS IWO JIMA is off the coast of Beirut, Lebanon (LBN), assisting American citizens as they arrive onboard after being evacuated from Lebanon

US Navy (USN) Aviation Boatswains Mate Handler Third Class (ABH3) Gavi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Scene Camera Operator: MCSN Michael Minkler, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photogr... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second stage segment of the Delta II rocket is lowered from the mobile service tower. At the Boeing plant in Alabama, a leak was observed in the second-stage oxidizer tank for another Delta II that had been scheduled to launch in November; therefore, all identical tanks scheduled for launch in the near future are being checked.  The second stage for the Delta II that will launch STEREO cannot be effectively tested while atop the first stage at Pad 17-B. STEREO stands for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and comprises two spacecraft.  The STEREO mission is the first to take measurements of the sun and solar wind in 3-dimension. This new view will improve our understanding of space weather and its impact on the Earth.  STEREO is expected to lift off in late August 2006.  Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-06pd1692

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second stage segment of the Delta II rocket is lowered from the mobile service tower. At the Boeing plant in ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are towed toward the mate/demate device that will put the orbiter back on the ground.  After a three-day, cross-country trip, the duo touched down at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight. Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and included several stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  After demate, Atlantis will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd1746

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are towed toward the mate/demate device that will pu... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis near touchdown on the runway at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after a three-day trip from California.  Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT.  The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and  took three days after stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  Atlantis will be removed from the back of the SCA via the mate/demate device at the SLF.  It will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-07pd1729

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis near touchdown on the runway at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility after a three-day trip from California.... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis taxi down the runway after landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility.  Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and  took three days after stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  Atlantis will be removed from the back of the SCA via the mate/demate device at the SLF.  It will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-07pd1741

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis taxi down the runway after landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT.... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis near touchdown on the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility.  The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner.  Touchdown was at 8:27 a.m. EDT.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and  took three days after stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  Atlantis will be removed from the back of the SCA via the mate/demate device at the SLF.  It will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd1724

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis near touchdown on the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Touchdo... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are poised to be towed into the mate/demate device, in the foreground.  The device will lift the orbiter and put it back on the ground.  After a three-day, cross-country trip, the orbiter/SCA duo touched down at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and included several stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  After demate, Atlantis will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd1750

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are poised to be towed into the mate/demate device, in the foreground. The device will lift the orbite... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as Dextre, moves closer to the payload canister where it will be installed for transfer to Launch Pad 39A. Dextre is a sophisticated dual-armed robot, which is part of Canada's contribution to the International Space Station. Along with Canadarm2, which is called the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, and a moveable work platform called the Mobile Base System, these three elements form a robotic system called the Mobile Servicing System. The three components have been designed to work together or independently. Dextre is part of the payload on space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission, targeted for launch March 11.   Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company KSC-08pd0607

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, known as Dextre, moves closer to the payload canister where it w... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. --  After a three-day trip from California, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger space shuttle Endeavour fly through cool, blue skies toward a landing on the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Touchdown at Kennedy was at 2:44 p.m. EST. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Endeavour landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California Nov. 30 to end mission STS-126. The return to Kennedy began Dec. 8 and took four days after stops across the country for fuel. The last stop was at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La.  Weather conditions en route and in Florida postponed the landing at Kennedy until Dec. 12. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd3967

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a three-day trip from California, the s...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a three-day trip from California, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger space shuttle Endeavour fly through cool, blue skies toward a landing on the Sh... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a three-day trip from California, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger space shuttle Endeavour fly through cool, blue skies over the Shuttle Landing Facility runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida  Touchdown at Kennedy was at 2:44 p.m. EST. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Endeavour landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California Nov. 30 to end mission STS-126. The return to Kennedy began Dec. 8 and took four days after stops across the country for fuel. The last stop was at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La.  Weather conditions en route and in Florida postponed the landing at Kennedy until Dec. 12. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-08pd3973

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a three-day trip from California, the sh...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After a three-day trip from California, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger space shuttle Endeavour fly through cool, blue skies over the Shuttle Landing Fa... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, is backed away from underneath space shuttle Atlantis in the mate/demate device. A hoist attached to Atlantis suspends the shuttle while the SCA is moved away. Covering the rear of Atlantis is the tail cone, which protects the aft engine area and provides a more efficient aeronautical dimension during a piggyback flight.  Atlantis returned from California atop the SCA, a modified Boeing 747, after its May 24 landing at Edwards Air Force Base, concluding mission STS-125. The ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base began June 1. Atlantis' next assignment is the STS-129 mission, targeted to launch in November 2009.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-3486

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, is backed away from underneath space shuttle Atlantis in the mate/demate ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, is towed away from the mate/demate device.  The SCA was just demated from the shuttle. Atlantis returned from California atop the SCA, a modified Boeing 747, after its May 24 landing at Edwards Air Force Base, concluding mission STS-125. The ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base began June 1. Atlantis' next assignment is the STS-129 mission, targeted to launch in November 2009.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-3487

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, is towed away from the mate/demate device. The SCA was just demated from... More

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747

Enterprise - Free Flight after Separation from 747

The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Rogers Dry Lake during the second of five free flights carried out at the Dryden Flight... More

Pathfinder ground preparations prior to altitude record setting flight of 71,500 feet

Pathfinder ground preparations prior to altitude record setting flight...

Technicians make final adjustments on the solar-powered Pathfinder remotely piloted research aircraft prior to the craft's taking off on a flight which established a new unofficial world's altitude record for b... More

F-8 Digital Fly-by-Wire in flight

F-8 Digital Fly-by-Wire in flight

This photo shows the F-8 Digital-Fly-By Wire aircraft in flight. The project involving this aircraft contributed significantly to the flight control system on the space shuttles by testing and getting the bugs ... More

Boeing SARR Model, NASA history collection

Boeing SARR Model, NASA history collection

Boeing supercruiser propulsion integration research model aerodynamic configuration, no canards. NASA Identifier: L81-2459

X-36 Taking off during First Flight

X-36 Taking off during First Flight

advanced fighter aircraft. The Boeing Phantom Works (formerly McDonnell Douglas) in St. Louis, Missouri, built two of the vehicles in a cooperative agreement with the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Califo... More

FAST 2009 Images. NASA public domain image colelction.

FAST 2009 Images. NASA public domain image colelction.

Zero G's Boeing 727 filled with experiments and 30 experimenters taxiing down the runway at Ellington Field, Houston, TX NASA Identifier: 387266main_102_0385

Dryden Aircraft on Display During a Technical Exposition

Dryden Aircraft on Display During a Technical Exposition

June 22, 2000 Aerospace industry representatives view actual and mock-up versions of 'X-Planes' intended to enhance access to space during a technical exposition on June 22, 2000 at Dryden Flight Research Cente... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chuck Hardison, the production and ground operations manager of The Boeing Co.'s Commercial Crew Transportation System, talks to media about plans to take NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in Orbiter Processing Facility-3 (OPF-3) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Boeing is maturing its CST-100 spacecraft design for NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) activities. Boeing's current design shows the CST-100 taking up to seven astronauts and cargo to the space station or other low Earth orbit destinations by the middle of the decade. Through an agreement with NASA and Space Florida, Boeing is leasing OPF-3, the Processing Control Facility (PCC) and Space Shuttle Main Engine Shop at Kennedy to design, manufacture, process and integrate the CST-100. This work is expected to generate up to 550 engineering and technical jobs for Florida's Space Coast. Hardison explained that the CST-100 will be manufactured using a spin-form technology, which is expected to bring down the cost and safety concerns of a traditional welded spacecraft. It's innovations such as this that CCP hopes will drive down the cost of space travel as well as open up space to more people than ever before.       Seven aerospace companies are maturing launch vehicle and spacecraft designs under CCDev2, including Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) of Promontory, Utah, Blue Origin of Kent, Wash., The Boeing Co., of Houston, Excalibur Almaz Inc. of Houston, Sierra Nevada Corp. of Louisville, Colo., Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., and United Launch Alliance (ULA) of Centennial, Colo. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-7884

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chuck Hardison, the production and ground oper...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Chuck Hardison, the production and ground operations manager of The Boeing Co.'s Commercial Crew Transportation System, talks to media about plans to take NASA astronauts to the Internat... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Rain falls on space shuttle Discovery as it departs from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39 area for the final time.    Discovery is on its way from the Vehicle Assembly Building’s high bay 4 to the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF.  At the SLF, Discovery will be hoisted onto a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the aid of a mate-demate device.  The SCA, a modified Boeing 747 jet airliner, is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on permanent public display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2064

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Rain falls on space shuttle Discovery as it dep...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Rain falls on space shuttle Discovery as it departs from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39 area for the final time. Discovery is on its way from the Vehicle Assembly Buildi... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery makes its way along the access road past the hangar at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, in darkness.  Its move got under way at 5 a.m. EDT.    At the SLF, Discovery will be hoisted onto a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the aid of a mate-demate device.  The SCA, a modified Boeing 747 jet airliner, is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on permanent public display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-2115

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery makes its way along the access road past the hangar at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, in darkness. Its move got ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space Shuttle Discovery’s move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the mate-demate device, or MDD, at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, is complete as the sun rises over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.    At the SLF, Discovery will be secured on the back of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA. The MDD is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it atop an SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth.  The SCA designated NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  Discovery’s new home will be the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.  For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2085

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space Shuttle Discovery’s move from the Vehicle...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space Shuttle Discovery’s move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the mate-demate device, or MDD, at the Shuttle Landing Facility, or SLF, is complete as the sun rises over NASA’s Kenn... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, operations pick up where they left off Saturday when out-of-parameter winds required that work be suspended for the day. Space shuttle Discovery is being lifted into the mate-demate device for placement on top of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.    The device, known as the MDD, is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. The SCA designated NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2158

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, operations pick up where they left off Saturday when out-of-parameter winds required that work be suspended for ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers attach space shuttle Discovery to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the mate-demate device.      The device, known as the MDD, is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. The SCA designated NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2221

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers attach space shuttle Discovery to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in the mate-demate device. The devic... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to tow a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to the mate-demate device for mating with space shuttle Discovery. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is a Boeing 747 jet originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. Discovery’s new home will be the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2210

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to tow a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to the mate-demate device for mating with space shu... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to tow a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to the mate-demate device for mating with space shuttle Discovery. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is a Boeing 747 jet originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. NASA 905 is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. Discovery’s new home will be the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-2188

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to tow a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to the mate-demate device for mating with space shu... More