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STS102-368-019 - STS-102 - Empty orbiter payload bay as seen from U.S. Laboratory/Destiny window

STS102-368-019 - STS-102 - Empty orbiter payload bay as seen from U.S....

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the empty orbiter payload bay as seen from the U.S. Laboratory/Destiny module window. Subject Terms: STS-102, DISCOVERY (ORBITER), PAYLOAD BAY,... more

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, transported via the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), NASA 911, on its way to KSC, 05-06-91. JSC with Clear Creek and Egret Bay Blvd in the foreground and... more

S04-47-1960 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1960 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1961 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1961 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1962 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1962 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1963 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1963 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1964 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1964 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1965 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1965 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1966 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1966 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1967 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1967 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1968 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1968 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1969 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1969 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1970 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1970 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

Lunar Orbiter  - Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Traverse Routes - Overlaid on Landing Site

Lunar Orbiter - Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Traverse Routes - Overlaid...

S71-02254 (June 1971) --- An enlarged Lunar Orbiter photograph showing the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) traverse routes overlaid on the Hadley-Apennine landing site. Apollo 15 is to land at the point labeled "sit... more

S04-47-1971 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1971 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

North American Space Shuttle Orbiter Model NA129 surface heating and boundary layer transition test in 3.5ft w.t. ARC-1971-AC71-5323

North American Space Shuttle Orbiter Model NA129 surface heating and b...

North American Space Shuttle Orbiter Model NA129 surface heating and boundary layer transition test in 3.5ft w.t.

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95 ARC-1971-AC71-4075

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of ...

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95 6ft w.t. Test-66-503 ARC-1971-AC71-4076

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of ...

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95 6ft w.t. Test-66-503

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95 6ft w.t. test-66-503 ARC-1971-AC71-4077

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of ...

MSC Space Shuttle Stability and Control Characteristics. Schlieren of North American Rockwell Straight Wing orbiter approximate Mach .95 6ft w.t. test-66-503

S04-47-1972 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1972 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1973 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1973 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1974 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1974 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

S04-47-1975 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1975 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 8/12/1975 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Location Building No: 86 Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 8/12/1975 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Location Building No: 86 Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 8/12/1975 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Location Building No: 86 Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Establishing view, looking west, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD), RF tower, and Orbiter Aft Access Platform (1201 Stand) on left

Establishing view, looking west, of NASA DFRC Mate-Demate Device (MDD)...

The original database describes this as: Location: Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California Photographer: Tom Tschida Photographs, Textual Material and a Video Recording Relating to t... more

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

SHUTTLE ORBITER IN 10X10 FOOT WIND TUNNEL

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 8/12/1975 Photographer: MARTIN BROWN Keywords: Larsen Scan Location Building No: 86 Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Space Shuttle SSV Orbiter Model In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Space Shuttle SSV Orbiter Model In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

1/3 scale model of space shuttle, 3/4 lower front view, test section overhead doors open. Don Richey

Space Shuttle SSV Orbiter Model In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Space Shuttle SSV Orbiter Model In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Space Shuttle SSV Orbiter Model A100 0.36 Scale In 40x80 Foot Wind Tunnel. 3/4 lower rear view. Don Richey

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1975-AC75-1191

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1...

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t.

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1975-AC75-1190

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t. ARC-1...

Space Shuttle SSV orbiter model OA100 (0.36 scale): 40x80ft w.t.

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space Shuttle was approved as a national program in 1972 and developed through the 1970s. Part spacecraft and part aircraft, the Space Shuttle orbiter, the brain and the heart of the Space Transportation System (STS), required several technological advances, including thousands of insulating tiles able to stand the heat of reentry over the course of many missions, as well as sophisticated engines that could be used again and again without being thrown away. The airplane-like orbiter has three main engines, that burn liquid hydrogen and oxygen stored in the large external tank, the single largest structure in the Shuttle. Attached to the tank are two solid rocket boosters that provide the vehecile with most of the thrust needed for liftoff. Two minutes into the flight, the spent solids drop into the ocean to be recovered and refurbished for reuse, while the orbiter engines continue burning until approximately 8 minutes into the flight. After the mission is completed, the orbiter lands on a runway like an airplane. n/a

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space...

This diagram illustrates the Space Shuttle mission sequence. The Space Shuttle was approved as a national program in 1972 and developed through the 1970s. Part spacecraft and part aircraft, the Space Shuttle or... more

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model  installation in the 40x80ft W.T.  Test 462 ARC-1975-AC75-2582

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model installation in the 40x80ft W.T. Tes...

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model installation in the 40x80ft W.T. Test 462

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model installation in the NASA Ames 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel. Test-462 ARC-1975-AC75-2584

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model installation in the NASA Ames 40x80ft ...

Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 model installation in the NASA Ames 40x80ft Subsonic Wind Tunnel. Test-462

S04-47-1976 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1976 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

Artist: Rick Guidice NASA artwork of Space Shuttle Orbiter during re-entry showing Reusable Surface Insulation Tiles.  (Text overlay) ARC-1976-AC76-1713

Artist: Rick Guidice NASA artwork of Space Shuttle Orbiter during re-e...

Artist: Rick Guidice NASA artwork of Space Shuttle Orbiter during re-entry showing Reusable Surface Insulation Tiles. (Text overlay)

S04-47-1977 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1977 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

A left side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise as it arrives at the base

A left side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise as it arrives...

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: Jerry Isham Release Status: Release... more

A right side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise and its specially-modified 747 transport aircraft being towed to the Weight and Thrust Hangar for vibration testing

A right side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise and its spec...

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 D. J. Nieuwsma Release Status:... more

A right side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise and its specially-modified 747 transport aircraft being towed to the Weight and Thrust Hangar for vibration testing

A right side view of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise and its spec...

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 D. J. Nieuwsma Release Status:... more

Art By Don Davis Pioneer Venus orbiter in orbit around Venus ARC-1977-AC77-0475-11

Art By Don Davis Pioneer Venus orbiter in orbit around Venus ARC-1977-...

Art By Don Davis Pioneer Venus orbiter in orbit around Venus

Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson discusses the NASA space shuttle orbiter Enterprise with Major General Thomas P. Stafford, Commander of the Air Force Flight Test Center

Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson discusses the NASA space sh...

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: AIC David Jensen Release Status: Re... more

Space shuttle orbiter OV-101 Enterprise sits atop the fuselage of a specially modified Boeing 747 aircraft prior to a test flight

Space shuttle orbiter OV-101 Enterprise sits atop the fuselage of a sp...

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

Orbiter "Enterprise" soars above the NASA 747 carrier

Orbiter "Enterprise" soars above the NASA 747 carrier

S77-27945 (12 Aug 1977) --- The space shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" soars above the NASA 747 carrier aircraft after separating during the first free flight of the Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALTs) co... more

Orbiter "Enterprise" - Soars Above the NASA 747 Carrier - Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), CA

Orbiter "Enterprise" - Soars Above the NASA 747 Carrier - Dryden Fligh...

S77-27512 (12 Aug 1977) --- The Shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" soars above the NASA 747 carrier aircraft only seconds after separating during the first free flight of the Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (A... more

NASA 747 Carrier Aircraft - Five (5) T-38 Aircraft - Shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" - Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

NASA 747 Carrier Aircraft - Five (5) T-38 Aircraft - Shuttle Orbiter 1...

S77-28200 (13 Sept 1977) --- This impressive scene was photographed when the NASA 747 carrier aircraft and five T-38 aircraft flew over the shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" while it was parked on the runway at ... more

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

S77-28542 (23 Sept 1977) --- The shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" separates from the NASA 747 carrier aircraft during the third free flight of the Shuttle Approach and Landing Tests (ALT) conducted on Septembe... more

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

Public Affairs Office (PAO) release print of activity documenting third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft at DFRC, Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), CA. Astronauts Haise and Fullerton arriv... more

Third (3rd) "Free Flight" - Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft - Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Edwards AFB (EAFB), CA

Third (3rd) "Free Flight" - Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft - Dryden Fl...

Public Affairs Office (PAO) release print of activity documenting third (3rd) "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft at DFRC, EAFB, CA. Astronauts Haise (left) and Fullerton in front of parking "Ent... more

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft

Public Affairs Office (PAO) release print of activity documenting third "free flight" of Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft at DFRC, Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB), CA. Enterprise is parked on the runway... more

Third (3rd) "Free Flight" - Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft - Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), CA

Third (3rd) "Free Flight" - Shuttle Orbiter 101 Spacecraft - Dryden Fl...

S77-28541 (23 Sept 1977) --- The NASA 747 carrier aircraft and six T-38 jets fly over the shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" soon after completion of a five-minute, 34-second unpowered mission during the third of... more

Frank Urbaniak, an ARO Inc. engineer examines a model of a space shuttle orbiter and launch vehicle in a wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center

Frank Urbaniak, an ARO Inc. engineer examines a model of a space shutt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arnold Air Force Station State: Tennessee (TN) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Phil Taruer Release Status: Releas... more

Captain (CPT) William Tuck Jr., left, an Air Force test director, and Frank Urbaniak, an ARO Inc. engineer, examine a model of a space shuttle orbiter and launch vehicle prior to a transonic wind tunnel at the Arnold Engineering Development Center

Captain (CPT) William Tuck Jr., left, an Air Force test director, and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Arnold Air Force Station State: Tennessee (TN) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Phil Taruer Release Status: Releas... more

The Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" separates from the NASA 747 carrier aircraft

The Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" separates from the NASA 747 carrier aircr...

S77-28931 (12 Oct. 1977) --- The Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" separates from the NASA 747 carrier aircraft to begin its first "tailcone-off" unpowered flight over desert and mountains of Southern California. A T-38... more

ASTRONAUTS HAISE AND FULLERTON - COCKPIT - ORBITER 101 - PREFLIGHT FREE FLIGHT - DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER (DFRC), CA

ASTRONAUTS HAISE AND FULLERTON - COCKPIT - ORBITER 101 - PREFLIGHT FRE...

Astronauts Fred W. Haise, Jr., Commander, left, and C. Gordon Fullerton in the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 "Enterprise" prior to the fifth and final FF in the Approach and Landing Test (ALT) series... more

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t. with technician ARC-1977-AC77-0029

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t. with te...

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t. with technician

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t. ARC-1977-AC77-0030

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t. ARC-197...

Straight Space Shuttle orbiter (OA-144) test-118 in 9x7ft w.t.

S04-47-1978 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1978 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

PIONEER VENUS ORBITER AND MULTI PROBE

PIONEER VENUS ORBITER AND MULTI PROBE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1978 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: c1978_01500s 1978_01566.jpg Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

PIONEER VENUS ORBITER AND MULTI PROBE

PIONEER VENUS ORBITER AND MULTI PROBE

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 5/2/1978 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: 1978_01565.jpg c1978_01500s Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

Space Shuttle Orbiter - 101 Enterprise - Arrival - Redstone Arsenal Airstrip - Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), AL

Space Shuttle Orbiter - 101 Enterprise - Arrival - Redstone Arsenal Ai...

S78-27238 (13 March 1978) --- The space shuttle orbiter 101 Enterprise approaches riding atop its 747 carrier aircraft, arrives at the Redstone Arsenal airstrip near Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsvi... more

Artist: Rick Guidice Pioneer Venus Mission Artwork: An artist concept of the orbiter and multiprobe approaching Venus are shown here shortly after probes release - Top to bottom - night probe, day probe sounder probe, North probe, followed by the bus  (Note: this original painting's orientation is upside- down) ARC-1978-A78-0238

Artist: Rick Guidice Pioneer Venus Mission Artwork: An artist concept ...

Artist: Rick Guidice Pioneer Venus Mission Artwork: An artist concept of the orbiter and multiprobe approaching Venus are shown here shortly after probes release - Top to bottom - night probe, day probe sounder... more

PC17C ORBITER FUEL CELL POWER PLANT P760104

PC17C ORBITER FUEL CELL POWER PLANT P760104

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 7/18/1979 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

S04-47-1979 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1979 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

Ice on Mars

Ice on Mars

This high resolution photo of the surface of Mars was taken by Viking Lander 2 at its Utopia Planitia landing site on May 18, 1979, and relayed to Earth by Orbiter 1 on June 7th. It shows a thin coating of wate... more

PC17C ORBITER FUEL CELL POWER PLANT P760104

PC17C ORBITER FUEL CELL POWER PLANT P760104

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 7/18/1979 Photographer: DONALD HUEBLER Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

ORBITER 102 - COLUMBIA PIGGY-BACK - NASA 905 - KSC

ORBITER 102 - COLUMBIA PIGGY-BACK - NASA 905 - KSC

S79-30819 (24 March 1979) --- The space shuttle orbiter 102 Columbia riding ?piggyback? on NASA 905, a 747 carrier aircraft, is only seconds away from landing on Kennedy Space Center?s Shuttle landing facility,... more

Orbiter 102 - Kelly AFB -

Orbiter 102 - Kelly AFB -

S79-30103 (23 March 1978) --- A side view of the huge space shuttle orbiter 102 Columbia mated atop its 747 carrier aircraft--NASA 905?in ?piggyback? mode, ready for takeoff from Kelly Air Force Base. Kelly AFB... more

An aerial view of Space Launch Complex 39-A. A space shuttle orbiter and its booster rockets are in place on the pad

An aerial view of Space Launch Complex 39-A. A space shuttle orbiter a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A dummy space shuttle orbiter was assembled and rolled out to the launch site as part of an exercise to verify that shuttle elements are compatible with the spaceport's assembly and launch facilities, and ground support equipment

A dummy space shuttle orbiter was assembled and rolled out to the laun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kennedy Space Center State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Orbiter (OV)-101- Shuttle (Transfer) - KSC

Orbiter (OV)-101- Shuttle (Transfer) - KSC

S79-35236 (23 July 1979) --- The space shuttle orbiter 101 Enterprise is seen in this high angle view as it is being moved from Pad A, Launch Complex 39 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to the Vehicle Assembly... more

S04-47-1980 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1980 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TWO SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS ON TOP OF A MOBIL LAUNCHER PLATFORM, UNDERGOES FIT AND FUNCTION CHECKS AT THE LAUNCH SITE FOR THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE AT LAUNCH COMPLEX 39'S PAD A.  THE DUMMY SPACE SHUTTLE WAS ASSEMBLED IN THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING AND ROLLED OUT TO THE LAUNCH SITE ON MAY 1 AS PART OF AN EXERCISE TO MAKE CERTAIN SHUTTLE ELEMENTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SPACEPORT'S ASSEMBLY AND LAUNCH FACILITIES AND GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, AND HELP CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-17

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TW...

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TWO SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS ON TOP OF A MOBIL LAUNCHER PLATFORM, UNDERGOES FIT AND FUNCTION CHECKS AT THE LAUNCH SITE FOR THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTL... more

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise mated to an external fuel tank and two solid rocket boosters on top of a Mobil Launcher Platform, undergoes fit and function checks at the launch site for the first Space Shuttle at Launch Complex 39's Pad A.  The dummy Space Shuttle was assembled in the Vehicle Assembly Building and rolled out to the launch site on May 1 as part of an exercise to make certain shuttle elements are compatible with the Spaceport's assembly and launch facilities and ground support equipment, and help clear the way for the launch of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-19

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise mated to an external fuel tank and tw...

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise mated to an external fuel tank and two solid rocket boosters on top of a Mobil Launcher Platform, undergoes fit and function checks at the launch site for the first Space Shuttl... more

Outfitting the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia with the three main rocket engines that will boost the 75 ton spacecraft into orbit on its first flight is completed with the installation of Engine #2007 (top). At liftoff, each engine will be producing about 375,000 pounds of thrust, or about 12 million horsepower each, and gulping down its liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants at a rate of about 1,100 pounts per second. The Shuttle's main engines, the most efficient rocket engines ever built, are reusable and designed t operate over a life span of 55 missions. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-4

Outfitting the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia with the three main rock...

Outfitting the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia with the three main rocket engines that will boost the 75 ton spacecraft into orbit on its first flight is completed with the installation of Engine #2007 (top). At... more

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE STANDS ON KSC'S PAD 39A HIGHLIGHTED AGAINST THE DARKENED FLORIDA SKY DURING TESTING OF THE HIGH-INTENSITY LIGHTING SYSTMES. THE BANKS OF XENON LIGHTS ARE USED DURING LAUCH PREPARATIONS. ARC-1980-Ac80-0107-15

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE STANDS ON KSC'S PAD 39A HIGHLIGHTED A...

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE STANDS ON KSC'S PAD 39A HIGHLIGHTED AGAINST THE DARKENED FLORIDA SKY DURING TESTING OF THE HIGH-INTENSITY LIGHTING SYSTMES. THE BANKS OF XENON LIGHTS ARE USED DURING LAUCH PREPARATIONS.

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA 102 IS SHOWN BACKING OUT OF ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT PALMDALE, CA THE ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL SPACE DIVISION PLANT, ENROUTE TO DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER. THIS ORBITER WILL BE THE FIRST SHUTTLE SPACECRAFT THAT WILL CARRY TWO ASTRONAUTS, JOHN YOUNG AND RICHARD CRIPPEN, INTO EARTH ORBITAL TEST FLIGHT IN LATE 1979. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-11

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA 102 IS SHOWN BACKING OUT OF ITS MANUFAC...

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA 102 IS SHOWN BACKING OUT OF ITS MANUFACTURING FACILITY AT PALMDALE, CA THE ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL SPACE DIVISION PLANT, ENROUTE TO DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER. THIS ORBITER WILL... more

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to support the weight of the doors while open horizontally in the Earth's one 'g' environment and a counterweight zero 'g' device supports the weight of the doors while they are open for processing in the OPF. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-6

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opene...

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to suppor... more

Space Shuttle Orbiter 102 Columbia is shown backing out of its manufacturing facililty at Palmdale, CA, the Rockwell international Space Division Plant, enroute to Dryden Flgiht Research Center.  This Orbiter will be the first shuttle spacecraft that will carry two astronauts, John Young and Richard Crippen, into earth orbital test flight in late 1979. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-10

Space Shuttle Orbiter 102 Columbia is shown backing out of its manufac...

Space Shuttle Orbiter 102 Columbia is shown backing out of its manufacturing facililty at Palmdale, CA, the Rockwell international Space Division Plant, enroute to Dryden Flgiht Research Center. This Orbiter w... more

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TWO SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS ON TOP OF A MOBIL LAUNCHER PLATFORM, UNDERGOES FIT AND FUNCTION CHECKS AT THE LAUNCH SITE FOR THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE AT LAUNCH COMPLEX 39'S PAD A.  THE DUMMY SPACE SHUTTLE WAS ASSEMBLED IN THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING AND ROLLED OUT TO THE LAUNCH SITE ON MAY 1 AS PART OF AN EXERCISE TO MAKE CERTAIN SHUTTLE ELEMENTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE SPACEPORT'S ASSEMBLY AND LAUNCH FACILITIES AND GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, AND HELP CLEAR THE WAY FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-14

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TW...

SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER ENTERPRISE MATED TO AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK AND TWO SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS ON TOP OF A MOBIL LAUNCHER PLATFORM, UNDERGOES FIT AND FUNCTION CHECKS AT THE LAUNCH SITE FOR THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTL... more

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise, mated to a 15-story-tall external propellant tank and twin inert solid rocket boosters on top of a Mobile Launcher Platform, is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building from Lauch Complex 39's Pad A July 23 at the completion of nearly three months of fit and function checks at the shuttle launch site as part of the exercise designed to help clear the way for the liftoff of its sister ship Columbia.  The massive Crawler Transporter began moving its 11 million pound load the 3.5 miles from pad A to the VAB at 10:23 a.m. and reached the doorway to High Bay 1 at 3:48p.m.  following serveral days of fit checks of modified extermiable platforms in the assembly bay, the nonlaunchable shuttle will be destacked.  Enterprise will be returned to Rockwell International and stripped of parts for integration into orbiter destined for space, while the external tank and solid booster will be returned to their respective prime contractors and refurbished for use on a later shuttle mission. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-18

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise, mated to a 15-story-tall external pr...

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise, mated to a 15-story-tall external propellant tank and twin inert solid rocket boosters on top of a Mobile Launcher Platform, is rolled back to the Vehicle Assembly Building fro... more

The 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, carrying the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise piggyback, lifts off from the Shuttle Landing Facility's 15,000-foot-long runway at 11:03, August 10.  Enterprise flown to KSC on April 10 for use in checking out assembly, test and launch facilities which will be used for the launch of its sister ship Columbia on the first Space Shuttle flight, will make a five-stop flight to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in California. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-7

The 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, carrying the Space Shuttle Orbiter E...

The 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, carrying the Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise piggyback, lifts off from the Shuttle Landing Facility's 15,000-foot-long runway at 11:03, August 10. Enterprise flown to KSC on ... more

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the transfer aisle in the Vehicle Assembly Building during destacking operations.  The Enterprise, mated to an external tank and twin inert solid rocket boosters, formed a nonlaunchable Space Shuttle which was used for fit and function checks of assembly, test and launch facilities at the nation's Spaceport.  Enterprise will be tansported to the Shuttle Landing Facility, mounted piggyback on its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and flown to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, California. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-13

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the transf...

Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the transfer aisle in the Vehicle Assembly Building during destacking operations. The Enterprise, mated to an external tank and twin inert solid rock... more

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERAMIC-COATED TILES THAT REMAIN TO BE INSTALLED ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACES OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA TO COMPLETE THE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM THAT WILL ABSORB THE INTENSE HEAT OF REENTERING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AFTER A MISSION IN SPACE. TILE INSTALLATION IS DONE ON AN AROUND-THE-CLOCK BASIS IN THE ORBITER PROCESSING FACILITY WHERE COLUMBIA, THE FIRST IN A NEW BREED OF MANNED, REUSABLE SPACECRAFT, IS BEING READIED FOR THE FIRST LAUNCH OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE LATER THIS YEAR. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-9

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERA...

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERAMIC-COATED TILES THAT REMAIN TO BE INSTALLED ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACES OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA TO COMPLETE THE THERMAL PROTECTI... more

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERAMIC-COATED TILES THAT REMAIN TO BE INSTALLED ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACES OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA TO COMPLETE THE THERMAL PROTECTION SYSTEM THAT WILL ABSORB THE INTENSE HEAT OF REENTERING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AFTER A MISSION IN SPACE. TILE INSTALLATION IS DONE ON AN AROUND-THE-CLOCK BASIS IN THE ORBITER PROCESSING FACILITY WHERE COLUMBIA, THE FIRST IN A NEW BREED OF MANNED, REUSABLE SPACECRAFT, IS BEING READIED FOR THE FIRST LAUNCH OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE LATER THIS YEAR. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-8

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERA...

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL TECHNICIANS MOUNT SOME OF THE NEARLY 8,000 CERAMIC-COATED TILES THAT REMAIN TO BE INSTALLED ON THE EXTERNAL SURFACES OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER COLUMBIA TO COMPLETE THE THERMAL PROTECTI... more

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, the left and right hand aft segments are off-loaded into High Bay 4 in the Vehicle Assembly Building and mated to their respective SRB aft skirts. The two aft assemblies will support the entire 150 foot tall solid boosters, in turn supporting the external tank and Orbiter Columbia on the Mobile Launcher Platform, for the first orbital flight test of the Space Shuttle. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-3

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, ...

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, the left and right hand aft segments are off-loaded into High Bay 4 in the Vehicle Assembly Building and mated to their respective SRB aft s... more

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the transfer aisle in the Vehicle Assembly Building during destacking operations. The Enterprise, mated to an external tank and twin inert solid rocket boosters, formed a nonlaunchable Space Shuttle which was used for fit and fuction checks of assembly, test and launch facilities at the nation's Spaceport. Enterprise will be transported to the Shuttle Landing Facility, mounted piggyback on its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and flown to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, CA. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-12

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the tr...

The Space Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered to the floor of the transfer aisle in the Vehicle Assembly Building during destacking operations. The Enterprise, mated to an external tank and twin inert solid r... more

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, the left and right hand aft segments are off-loaded into High Bay 4 in the Vehicle Assembly Building and mated to their respective SRB aft skirts. The two aft assemblies will support the entire 150 foot tall solid boosters, in turn supporting the external tank and Orbiter Columbia on the Mobile Launcher Platform, for the first orbital flight test of the Space Shuttle. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-2

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, ...

The first solid rocket booster solid motor segemnts to arrive at KSC, the left and right hand aft segments are off-loaded into High Bay 4 in the Vehicle Assembly Building and mated to their respective SRB aft s... more

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to support the weight of the doors while open horizontally in the Earth's one 'g' environment and a counterweight zero 'g' device supports the weight of the doors while they are open for processing in the OPF. ARC-1969-AC80-0107-5

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opene...

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to suppor... more

A view of damages on the orbiter maintenance checkout facility cable tunnel, part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

A view of damages on the orbiter maintenance checkout facility cable t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C P.A. Woods Release Status: R... more

A view, looking southeast, of the orbiter maintenance checkout facility cable tunnel, part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

A view, looking southeast, of the orbiter maintenance checkout facilit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C P.A. Woods Release Status: R... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB.    Photo credit: NASA KSC-80PC-0741

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – STS-1, orbiter Columbia, sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA KSC-80PC-0737

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The STS-1, orbiter Columbia, arrives at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out of the VAB. Photo credit: NASA

S04-47-1981 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission

S04-47-1981 - STS-004 - View of the External Tank after separation fro...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the External Tank (ET) falling to Earth after separation from orbiter Columbia during the STS-4 mission. Subject Terms: COLUMBIA (ORBITER) E... more

STS-1 COLUMBIA - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-102 - PREFLIGHT NIGHT PROCESSING - KSC

STS-1 COLUMBIA - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-102 - PREFLIGHT NIGHT PROCESSING...

S87-26113 (5 March 1981) --- A timed exposure of the space shuttle Columbia at Launch Pad A, Complex 39, turns the space vehicle and support facilities into a night-time fantasy of light. Structures to the left... more

Artist: Ken Hodges Pioneer Galileo Probe descending into Jupiter's Atmosphere with parachute deployed, heat shield separation, while orbiter collects data from above (from JPL files - no reference nunber available) ARC-1981-AC81-0174-1

Artist: Ken Hodges Pioneer Galileo Probe descending into Jupiter's Atm...

Artist: Ken Hodges Pioneer Galileo Probe descending into Jupiter's Atmosphere with parachute deployed, heat shield separation, while orbiter collects data from above (from JPL files - no reference nunber available)

Space photo of the Pacific Ocean, taken from the space shuttle orbiter Columbia during the first space transportation system test mission. The vertical stabilizer and orbital maneuvering system pods of the Columbia are shown in the foreground

Space photo of the Pacific Ocean, taken from the space shuttle orbiter...

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

A scale model of a space shuttle orbiter lifting frame

A scale model of a space shuttle orbiter lifting frame

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released... more

STS067-703D-037 - STS-067 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Endeavour during STS-67 mission

STS067-703D-037 - STS-067 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbi...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation views taken from shuttle orbiter Endeavour during STS-67 mission with color infrared film. Subject Terms: STS-67 EARTH OBSERVATIONS ... more