The space shuttle Atlantis was recently moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building awaiting its transfer to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The storied spacecraft's pair of 60-foot-long doors were closed Sept. 20 during preps for permanent display.
NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft pilots will carry Endeavour to its new home in Los Angeles.
This interactive retrospective covers the legacy of the Space Shuttle Program.
With its hatch closed one final time, the space shuttle Endeavour is a step closer to its new mission of inspiring future generations.
Now you can explore Kennedy Space Center at street level through Google Maps with Street View. Take a virtual walk through the Vehicle Assembly Building, stand on Launch Pad 39A, and more!
Permanent reminders now mark where space shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis each rolled to a final stop on Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
Technicians switched off Endeavour's displays and systems for the final time.
Secured atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, space shuttle Discovery started its final journey with a sunrise takeoff at 7 a.m. EDT.
Recently, NASA's space shuttles were on the move as part of the transition and retirement activities at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The "vehicle powered" light is turned off for the last time as two shuttle orbiters' flight decks go dark.
One of NASA's two space shuttle carrier aircraft to be retired after final hop from Edwards AFB to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale.› View Photos
The space shuttle accomplished tremendous technological goals during 30 years of flying and spanned societal boundaries along the way.
A groundbreaking ceremony officially launched construction of space shuttle Atlantis' future home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Designing and testing the 'flying brick' brought out the best in NASA.
NASA Dryden provided a wide range of physical and communications support to the space shuttle program over more than three decades.
Converted Lockheed JetStar bizjet flew hundreds of landing approaches to check out and certify the space shuttle’s precision landing navigation system.
The space shuttle climbed to space in part on the strength of twin columns of fire and smoke from the solid rocket boosters.
The external tank acted as a gas tank for the space shuttle as it headed into orbit.
From the time a space shuttle launched until its landing at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA Goddard's space communication networks provided the constant link necessary for every mission.