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S129E005659 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005659 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E005312 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005312 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S125E006058 - STS-125 - Space Shuttle Atlantis OMS Pod Survey

S125E006058 - STS-125 - Space Shuttle Atlantis OMS Pod Survey

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the starboard (STBD) side Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) pod on the space shuttle Atlantis taken during an OMS pod survey by the STS-125 crew.... More

S122E005275 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005275 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E008623 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008623 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S122E010846 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E010846 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Late inspection image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC) after undockin... More

S129E008642 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008642 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E008580 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008580 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E005384 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005384 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S122E005488 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005488 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E008520 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008520 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S122E005472 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005472 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E009096 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E009096 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S122E005708 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E005708 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S122E006124 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E006124 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S129E005873 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E005873 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E008859 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008859 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S129E008582 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

S129E008582 - STS-129 - IDC Survey Test during STS-129 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph Tanner, Steven MacLean and Daniel Burbank.  MacLean is with the Canadian Space Agency.  The White Room provides access into the orbiter through the crew access hatch. The mission crew is at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch on Space Shuttle Atlantis, scheduled to take place in a window that opens Aug. 27.  During their 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the STS-115 crew will continue construction of the station and attach the payload elements, the Port 3/4 truss segment with its two large solar arrays.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-06pd1774

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Bay 2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians using a Hyster forklift remove main engine no. 2 from space shuttle Endeavour.  Engine removal is part of the post-landing processing. Endeavour returned from the STS-127 mission July 31.  Endeavour's next mission is STS-130 targeted for February 2010.  Endeavour will deliver to the International Space Station the Tranquility pressurized module that will provide room for many of the station's life support systems.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-4702

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Bay 2 at NASA's Kennedy S...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Bay 2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians using a Hyster forklift remove main engine no. 2 from space shuttle Endeavour. Engine removal is part o... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left orbital maneuvering system, or OMS, pod has been installed onto space shuttle Atlantis. The OMS provided the shuttle with thrust for orbit insertion, rendezvous and deorbit, and could provide up to 1,000 pounds of propellant to the aft reaction control system.    The OMS is housed in two independent pods located on each side of the shuttle’s aft fuselage. Each pod contains one OMS engine and the hardware needed to pressurize, store and distribute the propellants to perform the velocity maneuvers. Atlantis’ OMS pods were removed and sent to White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico to be cleaned of residual toxic propellant. The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing of the space shuttle fleet. A groundbreaking was held Jan. 18 for Atlantis’ future home, a 65,000-square-foot exhibit hall in Shuttle Plaza at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis is scheduled to roll over to the visitor complex in November in preparation for the exhibit’s grand opening in July 2013. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2012-3351

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the left orbital maneuvering system, or OMS, pod has been installed onto space shuttle Atlantis. The OMS pr... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A lightning strike on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is captured by an Operational Television camera.  Eleven lightning strikes occurred within .35 miles of the pad during a thunderstorm July 10 as space shuttle Endeavour was prepared for launch. Mission managers decided to delay Endeavour's planned liftoff July 11 as a precaution to allow engineers and safety personnel time to analyze data and retest systems on the orbiter and solid rockets boosters.  The next launch attempt for the STS-127 mission is planned for Sunday, July 12, at 7:13 p.m. EDT.  The Operational Television cameras can be used to triangulate the location of lightning strikes. Other detection systems include the Cloud-To-Ground Lightning Surveillance System, Strikenet/National Lightning Detection Network, Lightning Induced Voltage Instrumentation System and the Catenary Wire Lightning Instrumentation System.  Endeavour will deliver the Japanese Experiment Module's Exposed Facility, or JEM-EF, and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section, or ELM-ES, in the final of three flights dedicated to the assembly of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory complex on the International Space Station.  STS-127 is the 29th flight for the assembly of the space station. Photo credit: NASA/Analex KSC-2009-3940

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A lightning strike on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A lightning strike on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is captured by an Operational Television camera. Eleven lightning strikes occurred within .35 miles of the ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engine #2, the last of three space shuttle main engines is installed in shuttle Atlantis.      Each engine is 14 feet long, weighs about 6,700 pounds, and is 7.5 feet in diameter at the end of the nozzle. This is the final planned engine installation for the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis is being prepared for the "launch on need," or potential rescue mission, for the final planned shuttle flight, Endeavour's STS-134 mission. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2010-5828

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Ken...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, engine #2, the last of three space shuttle main engines is installed in shuttle Atlantis. Each engine is ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, heat lamps assist United Space Alliance technician Jeff Holmes in a putty repair on some of the high-temperature reusable surface insulation tiles, or HRSI tiles, on the lower forward fuselage of space shuttle Atlantis.    An average of 125 tiles are replaced after each mission either due to handling damage or accumulated repairs.  These black tiles are optimized for maximum emissivity, which means they lose heat faster than white tiles.  This property is required to maximize heat rejection during the hot phase of reentry.  Atlantis next is slated to deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station on the STS-132 mission.  Launch is targeted for May 14, 2010.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-6812

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, heat lamps assist United Space Alliance technician Jeff Holmes in a putty repair on some of the high-temper... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians prepare the right side tail cone for buildup on space shuttle Endeavour. The tail cone protects space shuttle main engines during ferry flights on top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA.     The work is part of Transition and Retirement of the remaining space shuttles, Endeavour and Atlantis. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Its ferry flight to California is targeted for mid-September. Endeavour was the last space shuttle added to NASA’s orbiter fleet. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2838

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians prepare the right side tail cone for buildup on space shuttle Endeavour. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  -  At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, emergency rescue personnel get equipment ready for a simulated emergency rescue of a shuttle crew after landing.  Known as a Mode VI exercise, the operation uses volunteer workers from the Center to pose as astronauts. The purpose of the simulation is to exercise emergency preparedness personnel, equipment and facilities in rescuing astronauts from a downed orbiter and providing immediate medical attention. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd0487

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, emergency rescue personnel get equipment ready for a simulated emergency rescue of a shuttle crew after landing. Known as... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians monitor the progress as a Hyster forklift moves replica shuttle main engine 2, or RSME 2, closer for installation on space shuttle Endeavour. The orbiter is surrounded by work platforms allowing access to all areas of the spacecraft.    The work is part of Transition and Retirement of the remaining space shuttles, Endeavour and Atlantis. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Its ferry flight to California is targeted for mid-September. Endeavour was the last space shuttle added to NASA’s orbiter fleet. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/David Lee KSC-2012-3823

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United Space Alliance technicians monitor the progress as a Hyster forklift moves replica shuttle main engi... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery's forward reaction control system (FRCS), which helped steer the shuttle in orbit, is moved to a transporter in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To maneuver, the FRCS used hypergolic fuel and oxidizer, which were purged from Discovery after its final spaceflight, STS-133. Next, the FRCS will be shipped to a maintenance facility at White Sands Space Harbor in New Mexico, where additional inspections will be performed and its components made safe to go on public display. The transition and retirement processing is expected to help rocket designers build next-generation spacecraft and prepare the shuttle for display.          Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-2428

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery's forward reaction cont...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery's forward reaction control system (FRCS), which helped steer the shuttle in orbit, is moved to a transporter in Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Spa... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lights bathe space shuttle Discovery on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after rollback of the rotating service structure. The orbiter access arm and White Room are extended toward Discovery. The White Room provides crew access into the shuttle. Above the external tank is the oxygen vent hood, called the "beanie cap."  The rollback is in preparation for Discovery's liftoff on the STS-119 mission with a crew of seven. The rotating structure provides protected access to the shuttle for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad. After the RSS is rolled back, the orbiter is ready for fuel cell activation and external tank cryogenic propellant loading operations. The mission is the 28th to the International Space Station and the 125th space shuttle flight.  Discovery will deliver the final pair of power-generating solar array wings and the S6 truss segment.  Installation of S6 will signal the station's readiness to house a six-member crew for conducting increased science.  Liftoff of Discovery is scheduled for 9:20 p.m. EDT on March 11.   Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2009-2024

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lights bathe space shuttle Discovery on Launch ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lights bathe space shuttle Discovery on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after rollback of the rotating service structure. The orbiter access arm and White Room ar... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the tail cone is moved into position for attachment to the space shuttle Endeavour. The tail cone covers the main engines in the aft providing aerodynamic stability during the cross-country ferry flight.      The work is part of Transition and Retirement of the remaining space shuttles, Endeavour and Atlantis. Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Its ferry flight to California is targeted for mid-September. Endeavour was the last space shuttle added to NASA’s orbiter fleet. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition Photo credit: NASA/ Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-4271

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2 at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the tail cone is moved into position for attachment to the space shuttle Endeavour. The tail cone covers th... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Shuttle Atlantis' three main engines take center stage in this image as Atlantis is being moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) from Orbiter Processing Faciity-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.      The move called "rollover" is a major milestone in processing for the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station. Inside the VAB, the shuttle will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters. Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim are targeted to launch in early July, taking with them the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module packed with supplies, logistics and spare parts. The STS-135 mission also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft and return a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-3657

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Shuttle Atlantis' three main engines take cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Shuttle Atlantis' three main engines take center stage in this image as Atlantis is being moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) from Orbiter Processing Faciity-1 at NASA's Kennedy... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, a worker inside space shuttle Endeavour's aft section removes a cover to provide access for the removal and replacement of the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2).      Located in the orbiter's aft avionics bay 5, the LCA-2 assembly, which feeds power to the fuel line heaters, is believed to have caused the heaters for Endeavour's auxiliary power unit-1 (APU-1) to fail April 29 during the first launch attempt for the STS-134 mission. STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. The mission also will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett. KSC-2011-3212

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A,...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, a worker inside space shuttle Endeavour's aft section removes a cover to provide access for the removal and replacement of the Load Control... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour backs out of Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1).  Endeavour is switching places with shuttle Discovery which temporarily has been housed in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  Both shuttles will stop briefly outside OPF-3 for a "nose-to-nose" photo opportunity. Discovery then will be rolled into OPF-1 and Endeavour into the VAB.    The image was taken from the top of the VAB.  In OPF-1, Discovery will undergo further preparations for public display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Endeavour will be stored in the VAB until October when it will be moved into OPF-2 for further work to get it ready for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-6361

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour backs out of Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1). Endeavour is switching places with shuttle Discovery which tempora... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility, one of two Materials International Space Station Experiments, or MISSE, is lowered into space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay for installation. The MISSE is part of the payload onboard Endeavour for mission STS-123. The MISSE project is a NASA/Langley Research Center-managed cooperative endeavor to fly materials and other types of space exposure experiments on the International Space Station. The objective is to develop early, low-cost, non-intrusive opportunities to conduct critical space exposure tests of space materials and components planned for use on future spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd3319

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility, one of two Materials International Space Station Experiments, or MISSE, is lowered into space shuttle Endeavour's payload bay for installation. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure rolled back, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready for launch on mission STS-110.  The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure (FSS) to the crew compartment hatch, through which the STS-110 crew will enter Atlantis. Above the golden external tank is the vent hood (known as the "beanie cap") at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm.  Vapors are created as the liquid oxygen in the external tank boil off.   The hood vents the gaseous oxygen vapors away from the Space Shuttle vehicle.  The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad.  The structure has access platforms at five levels to provide access to the payload bay.  The FSS provides access to the orbiter and the RSS.  Mission STS-110 is scheduled to launch April 4 on its 11-day mission to the International Space Station KSC-02pd0392

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure roll...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- With the Rotating Service Structure rolled back, Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready for launch on mission STS-110. The Orbiter Access Arm extends from the Fixed Service Structure... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Forward Reaction Control System, or FRCS, for space shuttle Discovery arrives at Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3.    Discovery is being prepared for the STS-131 mission, the 33rd flight to the International Space Station.  The FRCS provides the thrust for attitude (rotational) maneuvers (pitch, yaw and roll) and for small velocity changes along the orbiter axis (translation maneuvers).  The seven-member STS-131 crew will deliver a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module filled with resupply stowage platforms and racks to be transferred to locations around the station.  Three spacewalks will include work to attach a spare ammonia tank assembly to the station's exterior and return a European experiment from outside the station's Columbus module.  Discovery's launch is targeted for March 18, 2010.  For information on the STS-131 mission and crew, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts131/index.html.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-6706

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Forward Reaction Control System, or FRCS, for space shuttle Discovery arrives at Orbiter Processing Facility Bay 3. Discovery is being pr... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Following mission STS-105, the Crew Transfer Vehicle (CTV) is moved into place beside orbiter Discovery on KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15. Both the STS-105 and Expedition Two crews will exit the Space Shuttle into the CTV where they will be given preliminary physical examinations by a physician.  Main gear touchdown was at 2:22:58 p.m. EDT; wheel stop, at 2:24:06 p.m. EDT. The 11-day, 21-hour, 12-minute mission accomplished the goals set for the 11th flight to the International Space Station: swapout of the resident Station crew; delivery of equipment, supplies and scientific experiments; and installation of the Early Ammonia Servicer and heater cables for the S0 truss on the Station. Discovery traveled 4.3 million miles on its 30th flight into space, the 106th mission of the Space Shuttle program. Out of five missions in 2001, the landing was the first to occur in daylight at KSC KSC-01pp1506

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Following mission STS-105, the Crew Tran...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Following mission STS-105, the Crew Transfer Vehicle (CTV) is moved into place beside orbiter Discovery on KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15. Both the STS-105 and Expedition... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis moves back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building after an aborted rollout to Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-98, the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station. The orbiter will carry in its payload bay the U.S. Laboratory, named Destiny, that will have five system racks already installed inside the module. After delivery of electronics in the lab, electrically powered attitude control for Control Moment Gyroscopes will be activated. Atlantis is scheduled for launch no earlier than Jan. 19, 2001, with a crew of five KSC01pp0009

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis moves back inside...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis moves back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building after an aborted rollout to Launch Pad 39A. Atlantis will fly on mission STS-98, the seventh construction fli... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) past employees and media representatives eager to take a few photographs.  Discovery is switching places with shuttle Endeavour which has been undergoing decommissioning in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1).  Both shuttles will stop briefly outside OPF-3 for a "nose-to-nose" photo opportunity. Discovery then will be rolled into OPF-1 and Endeavour into the VAB.    The image was taken from the top of the VAB.  In OPF-1, Discovery will undergo further preparations for public display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Endeavour will be stored in the VAB until October when it will be moved into OPF-2 for further work to get it ready for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.  For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2011-6365

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) past employees and media representatives eager to take a few photograp... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians secure the remote manipulator system, or RMS, removed from space shuttle Discovery onto a storage platform.  The RMS is used to grab, or grapple, the payload as well as retrieve, repair and deploy satellites; provide a mobile extension ladder for spacewalking crewmembers; and be used as an inspection aid to allow flight crew members to view the orbiter’s or payload’s surfaces through a TV camera on the arm. Discovery is targeted to launch Aug. 6 on the STS-128 mission.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-2968

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility bay 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians secure the remote manipulator system, or RMS, removed from space shuttle Discovery onto a stor... More

The water-surrounded expanse of KSC is obvious in this aerial photo. At the center front is the Shuttle Landing Facility's (SLF) parking facility with its mate/demate device on the left corner. Beyond it runs Kennedy Parkway North, a route that passes the Vehicle Assembly Building seen in the upper right corner. At right is the tow-way, connecting the Orbiter Processing Facility with the SLF. Between it and the SLF parking area is the remote launch vehicle hangar, still under construction. On the horizon, looking east, is seen the Atlantic Ocean. KSC-00PP-0436

The water-surrounded expanse of KSC is obvious in this aerial photo. A...

The water-surrounded expanse of KSC is obvious in this aerial photo. At the center front is the Shuttle Landing Facility's (SLF) parking facility with its mate/demate device on the left corner. Beyond it runs K... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile launcher platform, is hard down on Launch Pad 39A after rolling out overnight.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 8:10 p.m.  July 10.  The components of the shuttle are, first, the orbiter and then the solid rocket boosters flanking the external tank behind it.  To the left of the shuttle is the rotating service structure, which can be rolled around to enclose the vehicle for access during processing.  Behind it is the fixed service structure, topped by an 80-foot-tall lightning mast.  Extending from it to Endeavour is the orbiter access arm, which provides access into the vehicle. Endeavour is scheduled to launch on mission STS-118 on Aug. 7.  During the mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit the S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The mission is the 22nd flight to the International Space Station and will mark the first flight of Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut whose association with NASA began more than 20 years ago.  STS-118 will be the first flight since 2002 for Endeavour, which has undergone extensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to orbiters Discovery and Atlantis.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-07pd1852

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile launcher platform, is hard down on Launch Pad 39A after rolling out overnight. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 8:... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –   After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis begins the short transfer to the Vehicle Assembly Building.  In the VAB, Atlantis will be attached to its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. After additional preparations are made, the shuttle will be rolled out to Launch Pad 39A to prepare for launch on the STS-125 mission targeted for Oct. 8.   Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-08pd2478

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing F...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rolling out of the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Atlantis begins the short transfer to the Vehicle Assembly Building. In the VAB... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery noses its way toward the open hangar door of Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery touched down on the Shuttle Landing Facility's Runway 15 at 11:57 a.m., bringing an end to its 39th and final spaceflight mission, STS-133. Discovery and its six-member STS-133 crew delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module, packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2, the dexterous humanoid astronaut helper, to the International Space Station.    Inside the processing facility, Discovery will be prepared for future public display.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2011-2184

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery noses its way toward th...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery noses its way toward the open hangar door of Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery touched down on the Shuttle Landing... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor the progress as space shuttle Atlantis is towed toward Orbiter Processing Facility-1 after being towed from the Vehicle Assembly Building.       The work is part of the Space Shuttle Program’s transition and retirement processing of the three space shuttles. Atlantis is being prepared for display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and is scheduled to rollover to the complex in November. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-1735

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers monitor the progress as space shuttle Atlantis is towed toward Orbiter Processing Facility-1 after being towed from the Vehicle Assembly... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a Ku-band antenna is stowed at the forward end of space shuttle Endeavour’s payload bay in preparation for final closure of the shuttle’s payload bay doors.    The antenna, which resembles a mini-satellite dish, was used to transmit audio, video and data between the shuttle and ground stations on Earth.  Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Its ferry flight to California is targeted for mid-September. Endeavour was the last space shuttle added to NASA’s orbiter fleet.  Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2012-2714

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a Ku-band antenna is stowed at the forward end of space shuttle Endeavour’s payload bay in preparation for fina... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly, left, and Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency check out a tool they'll be using in space. The six STS-134 astronauts are at Kennedy participating in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), which gives them an opportunity for hands-on training and familiarization of the payload they'll be delivering to the International Space Station.        Space shuttle Endeavour is targeted to launch on the STS-134 mission Feb. 27, 2011. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2010-5544

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly, left, and Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, workers are installing wiring in Discovery’s cargo bay that will support the addition of an Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) .  The OBSS is one of the new safety measures for Return to Flight, equipping the Shuttle with cameras and laser systems to inspect the Shuttle’s Thermal Protection System while in space.  Discovery is designated as the Return to Flight vehicle for mission STS-114, no earlier than March 2005. KSC-04pd1282

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Orbiter Processing Facility, workers are installing wiring in Discovery’s cargo bay that will support the addition of an Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS) . The OBSS is one... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Italian-built module, U.S. Node 2, for the International Space Station is offloaded from a Beluga aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The second of three Station connecting modules, Node 2 attaches to the end of the U.S. Lab and provides attach locations for the Japanese laboratory, European laboratory, the Centrifuge Accommodation Module and, later, Multipurpose Logistics Modules. It will provide the primary docking location for the Shuttle when a pressurized mating adapter is attached to Node 2.  Installation of the module will complete  the U.S. Core of the ISS.  Node 2 is the designated payload for mission STS-120.  No orbiter or launch date has been determined yet.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Italian-built module, U.S. Node 2, fo...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Italian-built module, U.S. Node 2, for the International Space Station is offloaded from a Beluga aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The second of three Station connectin... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, a worker inside space shuttle Endeavour's aft section removed a cover to provide access for the removal and replacement of the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2).      Located in the orbiter's aft avionics bay 5, the LCA-2 assembly, which feeds power to the fuel line heaters, is believed to have caused the heaters for Endeavour's auxiliary power unit-1 (APU-1) to fail April 29 during the first launch attempt for the STS-134 mission. STS-134 will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS), a high-pressure gas tank and additional spare parts for the Dextre robotic helper to the International Space Station. The mission also will be the final spaceflight for Endeavour. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett. KSC-2011-3214

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A,...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, a worker inside space shuttle Endeavour's aft section removed a cover to provide access for the removal and replacement of the Load Control... More

John H Glenn Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony

John H Glenn Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony

An Atlas rocket and Mercury capsule like the ones that carried Sen. John Glenn into Earth orbit in February 1962 stand in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex adjacent to the Heroes and... 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

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.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson sits at the controls in the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 OPF-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Robinson is helping John Glenn mark the 50th anniversary of being the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth inside the NASA Mercury Project's Friendship 7 capsule on Feb. 20, 1962. Glenn later returned to space in October 1998 as a payload specialist aboard Discovery's STS-95 mission. Robinson was the payload commander of STS-95.        Glenn's launch aboard an Atlas rocket took with it the hopes of an entire nation and ushered in a new era of space travel that eventually led to Americans walking on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Glenn soon was followed into orbit by Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra and Gordon Cooper. Their fellow Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom flew earlier suborbital flights. Deke Slayton, a member of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts, was grounded by a medical condition until the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. Shuttle Discovery currently is being prepared for display at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Photo credit: Cory Huston KSC-2012-1456

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson sits at the co...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson sits at the controls in the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 OPF-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Robin... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Glenn and his wife, Annie, left, enter Orbiter Processing Facility-1 OPF-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida where space shuttle Discovery is being prepared for public display. Glenn is at the space center to mark the 50th anniversary of being the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth inside the NASA Mercury Project's Friendship 7 capsule on Feb. 20, 1962. Glenn later returned to space in October 1998 as a payload specialist aboard Discovery's STS-95 mission.             Glenn's launch aboard an Atlas rocket took with it the hopes of an entire nation and ushered in a new era of space travel that eventually led to Americans walking on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Glenn soon was followed into orbit by Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra and Gordon Cooper. Their fellow Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom flew earlier suborbital flights. Deke Slayton, a member of NASA's original Mercury 7 astronauts, was grounded by a medical condition until the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975. Shuttle Discovery currently is being prepared for display at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Photo credit: Cory Huston KSC-2012-1443

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Glenn and his wife, Annie, left, enter Or...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Glenn and his wife, Annie, left, enter Orbiter Processing Facility-1 OPF-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida where space shuttle Discovery is being prepared for public displ... More

External tank - Space Shuttle Projects

External tank - Space Shuttle Projects

This is a cutaway illustration of the Space Shuttle external tank (ET) with callouts. The giant cylinder, higher than a 15-story building, with a length of 154-feet (47-meters) and a diameter of 27.5-feet (8.4-... More

Space Shuttle Project, Marshall Space Flight Center

Space Shuttle Project, Marshall Space Flight Center

MSFC, Ala. -- The Space Shuttle Orbiter simulator is hoisted into the giant dynamics test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. The simulator was built at the Marshall Center for use in... 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

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

The Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is lowered into the Dynamic Test Stand for Mated Vertical Ground Vibration tests (MVGVT) at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The tests marked the first time ever that the entire ... More

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

The Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise is being installed into liftoff configuration at Marshall Space Flight Center's Dynamic Test Stand for Mated Vertical Ground Vibration tests (MVGVT). The tests marked the first ti... More

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

Ground vibration test - Space Shuttle Project

The Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise inside of Marshall Space Flight Center's Dynamic Test Stand for Mated Vertical Ground Vibration tests (MVGVT). The tests marked the first time ever that the entire shuttle complem... More

NASA Orbiter 102 - Kelly AFB -, Dryden flight research center

NASA Orbiter 102 - Kelly AFB -, Dryden flight research center

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

S01-10-042 - STS-001 - Views of the Columbia's open payload bay

S01-10-042 - STS-001 - Views of the Columbia's open payload bay

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the Columbia's open payload bay,with a cloudy earth as a background. Photographs include: view of port sill . Subject Terms: PAYLOAD BAY, S... More

Space Shuttle Columbia, S109E5268 - STS-109 - #REF!

Space Shuttle Columbia, S109E5268 - STS-109 - #REF!

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of a Solar Array on the +V2 plane of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) that is docked in the STS-109 orbiter Columbia's payload bay. Subject Terms:... More

S07-32-1780 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-01 satellite

S07-32-1780 - STS-007 - View of the shuttle Challenger from the SPAS-0...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Views of the STS-7 shuttle Challenger taken from the Shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01) include: Close-up view of shuttle Challenger payload bay, includ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to begin bonding and sealing the tiles around the access panels to space shuttle Endeavour’s forward reaction control system, or FRCS.    The FRCS helped a shuttle maneuver while in orbit. Endeavour’s FRCS was removed and sent to White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico to be cleaned of its toxic propellants and was reinstalled on the shuttle in February.  Endeavour is being prepared for public display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Over the course of its 19-year career, Endeavour spent 299 days in space during 25 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2012-1934

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are under way to begin bonding and sealing the tiles around the access panels to space shuttle End... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A truck moves the shrouded Atlas V first stage booster from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's skid strip in Florida on its way to the Atlas Space Operations Center on CCAFS. The booster arrived at CCAFS aboard a Russian AH-124-100 aircraft. The Atlas V is the launch vehicle for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS.  Launch is scheduled no earlier than May 20. LCROSS and LRO are the first missions in NASA's plan to return humans to the moon and begin establishing a lunar outpost by 2020.   Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2009-1929

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A truck moves the shrouded Atlas V first stage ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A truck moves the shrouded Atlas V first stage booster from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's skid strip in Florida on its way to the Atlas Space Operations Center on CCAFS. The booster ... 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.

STS070-733-035 - STS-070 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Discovery on STS-70 mission

STS070-733-035 - STS-070 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbit...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Color infrared Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Discovery on STS-70 mission. Subject Terms: STS-70 EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) COLOR ... More

S127E005260 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-127 mission

S127E005260 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI ID...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of carbon-carbon panels on STS-127 Endeavour. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is p... More

S118E08835 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken during STS-118 Mission

S118E08835 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Late Inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of the Space Shuttle Endeavour [Orbiter Vehicle (OV)... More

STS091-712-041 - STS-091 - Earth observations taken from orbiter Discovery during STS-91 mission

STS091-712-041 - STS-091 - Earth observations taken from orbiter Disco...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation views taken from shuttle orbiter Discovery during STS-91 mission. Subject Terms: EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) STS-91 Categories: ... More

S118E08374 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken during STS-118 Mission

S118E08374 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Late Inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of the Space Shuttle Endeavour [Orbiter Vehicle (OV)... More

S125E010567 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

S125E010567 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S125E006345 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

S125E006345 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S124E008779 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-249

S124E008779 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-249

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of inspection of panels on the STS-124 Discovery. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is... More

S125E010812 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

S125E010812 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S118E05625 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

S118E05625 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test image taken during the STS-118 mission aboard the Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicl... More

S127E006144 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-127 mission

S127E006144 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI ID...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of carbon-carbon panels on STS-127 Endeavour. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is p... More

S43-27-034 - STS-043 - A closeup view the MDA controller and power supply on OV-104

S43-27-034 - STS-043 - A closeup view the MDA controller and power sup...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: A closeup view of the Motorized Door Assembly (MDA) controller and power supply on Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken during the STS-43 mission. ... More

STS068-65-024 - STS-068 - Earth observations during STS-68 mission

STS068-65-024 - STS-068 - Earth observations during STS-68 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: The Earth, viewed from the Orbiter Endeavour during STS-68. Subject Terms: STS-68 ENDEAVOUR (ORBITER) EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE) Categories: Ea... More

S118E08272 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken during STS-118 Mission

S118E08272 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Late Inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of the Space Shuttle Endeavour [Orbiter Vehicle (OV)... More

S124E008721 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-191

S124E008721 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-191

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of inspection of panels on the STS-124 Discovery. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is... More

S126E013615 - STS-126 - IDC Survey Images during Expedition 18 / STS-126 Joint Operations

S126E013615 - STS-126 - IDC Survey Images during Expedition 18 / STS-1...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Late inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. Photos were taken wi... More

S33-93-015 - STS-033 - Carter at orbiter flight deck window

S33-93-015 - STS-033 - Carter at orbiter flight deck window

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation showing STS-33 mission specialist Manley L. ( Sonny) Carter,Jr.,at the orbiter Discovery's flight deck window with video came... More

S124E008817 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-287

S124E008817 - STS-124 - Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-287

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of inspection of panels on the STS-124 Discovery. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is... More

S125E005232 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

S125E005232 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

STS067-704-081 - STS-067 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbiter Endeavour during STS-67 mission

STS067-704-081 - STS-067 - Earth observations taken from shuttle orbit...

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

S118E05809 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

S118E05809 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test image taken during the STS-118 mission aboard the Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicl... More

S117E06248 - STS-117 - Survey view of Atlantis on STS-117 mission

S117E06248 - STS-117 - Survey view of Atlantis on STS-117 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Survey view of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, during the STS-117 mission. Subject Terms: STS-117, Atlantis (Orbiter), Surveys Categories: Flight ... More

S126E012504 - STS-126 - IDC Survey Images during Expedition 18 / STS-126 Joint Operations

S126E012504 - STS-126 - IDC Survey Images during Expedition 18 / STS-1...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Late inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105. Photos were taken wi... More

S117E06337 - STS-117 - Survey view of Atlantis on STS-117 mission

S117E06337 - STS-117 - Survey view of Atlantis on STS-117 mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Survey view of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, during the STS-117 mission. Subject Terms: STS-117, Atlantis (Orbiter), Surveys Categories: Flight ... More

S118E08341 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken during STS-118 Mission

S118E08341 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test of the Shuttle Endeavour taken ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Late Inspection Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test images of the Space Shuttle Endeavour [Orbiter Vehicle (OV)... More

S125E010768 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

S125E010768 - STS-125 - IDC Survey Test during STS-125 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the ISIS (Integrated Sensor Inspection System) Digital Camera (IDC) survey test imagery for the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104... More

S118E05684 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

S118E05684 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test image taken during the STS-118 mission aboard the Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicl... More

S43-39-037 - STS-043 - Earth observations of a sunset taken during the STS-43 mission

S43-39-037 - STS-043 - Earth observations of a sunset taken during the...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Earth observation images of a sunset taken from Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, during the STS-43 mission. Subject Terms: STS-43, ATLANTIS (ORBITER... More

S118E05614 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

S118E05614 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test image taken during the STS-118 mission aboard the Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicl... More

S118E06423 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

S118E06423 - STS-118 - IDC Survey Test during STS-118 Mission

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of Integrated Sensor Inspection System Digital Camera (IDC) survey test image of the Space Shuttle Endeavours, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, Thermal Pr... More

S122E006503 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

S122E006503 - STS-122 - IDC Survey Images during STS-122.

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Image of Atlantis, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 104, taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISIS) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is part of the Orbit... More

S127E005927 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI IDC on STS-127 mission

S127E005927 - STS-127 - Carbon-Carbon Panel Inspection taken by ISI ID...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of carbon-carbon panels on STS-127 Endeavour. Image was taken by the Integrated Sensor Inspection System (ISI) Digital Camera (IDC). The IDC is p... More

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