Captures some of the remarkable milestones of Space Shuttle's 30-year history.
Captures anecdotes and perspectives from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon.
Figure: Space Shuttle Stack Depicted on Crawler
When Space Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011, it marked the conclusion of the final Shuttle mission and the end to a 30-year era of Shuttle flights. The Space Shuttle Program is now entering a retirement and closeout phase, and NASA is undertaking recordation activities to compile historical and educational information of the Space Transportation System (more commonly referred to as the Space Shuttle) and its Stack elements (Orbiters, External Tank, Space Shuttle Main Engines, and Solid Rocket Boosters). Johnson Space Center (JSC in Houston, TX) and NASA Headquarters (located in Washington, DC) is leading the effort in partnership with external stakeholders: The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the State Historic Preservation Offices of AL, CA, FL, and TX.
This website serves as a public outreach tool that will house the Space Shuttle Recordation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) amongst the aforementioned stakeholders, the status of the Recordation effort, and upon completion, and the final Space Shuttle Recordation Package.
The Memorandum of Agreement, which includes NASA’s mitigation strategy, can be accessed in its entirety through the following links:
- Memorandum of Agreement Text
- Exhibit A: Launch to Landing Processing Diagram
- Exhibit B: Interested Party Letter and Recipients
- Exhibit C: STS Fact Sheet
- Exhibit D: Q&A Sheet
- Exhibit E: Terms and Definitions
- Exhibit F: NASA's Request for Information
- Exhibit G: Preliminary Suggested List of Drawings and Documentation
SRB Retrieval Ships Recordation Website
The SRB Retrieval Ships Historical Recordation website is a compilation of photos, videos and more of the historic Solid Rocket Boosters Retrieval Ships.
SCA Recordation Website
The SCA Historical Recordation website is a compilation of photos, videos and more of the historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
A look back at the Space Shuttle's historic missions, the people it flew into space, and its achievements.