Still in its protective shrink wrap, space shuttle Atlantis has been raised and tilted into display position at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Recently, NASA's space shuttles were on the move as part of the transition and retirement activities at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Teams at Kennedy evaluated the steps to install flight-worthy pods to Enterprise for upcoming move.
For the first time ever, NASA's two highly modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft briefly flew in formation over the Edwards Air Force Base.
Workers rehearsed lifting shuttles off their 747 carrier aircraft when they arrive at their new homes.
A plant experiment flown on Atlantis gave insights to scientists researching bacteria that may help plants produce proteins.
About 25 unique vehicles and their operators wait at the runway on landing day to assist a space shuttle and its astronauts after touchdown.
Food scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have prepared a special "All-American Meal" for the final space shuttle crew as the iconic American spacecraft makes its last voyage.
Two booster recovery ships stand ready on shuttle launch day.
Tracking station ends its mission with the final shuttle flight.
Space shuttle Atlantis is carrying hundreds of items commemorating the final shuttle mission, along with taking the first iPhone into orbit.
Highly skilled technicians ready shuttles for flight in processing bays at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
A small group of specially certified aerospace technicians called spacecraft operators help ensure the shuttle is ready to fly.
NASA to test water purification method for long-duration space exploration.
Space shuttle Endeavour holds true to its namesake for voyages of exploration and science.
Flag will pay tribute to astronauts who have died in the line of duty as it flies aboard space shuttle Atlantis.
Using multiple sources, teams keep a close watch on each space shuttle launch.
The astronauts of Endeavour's last mission are marking the achievement with several notable mementoes.
Launching a space shuttle requires a unique nerve center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy visitors will see shuttle Atlantis as it worked in space, with cargo bay doors open and arm extended.