Here's what 500,000 pounds of barely contained explosive thrust looks like.
Look inside the external fuel tank of the space shuttle.
NASA opens up bidding for three launch pads used for moon missions.
Two of the biggest names in private-sector space flight are duking it out for the historic launch platform.
We got our own last look at Endeavour when she flew over NASA Ames a few weeks ago. Her final move, however, was through the streets of Los Angeles to the California Science Center, and the Los Angeles Times was there to create this beautiful timelapse video of the journey.
On Friday, the space shuttle Endeavour made one last flight aboard the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flying from Edwards Air Force Base and making a tour of California before landing in Los Angeles en route to her final resting place at the California Science Center. DVICE was at NASA's Ames Research Center taking pictures of the flyby, and we've also picked out a few of our favorite images from elsewhere along Endeavour's journey.
After months of preparation, Space Shuttle Enterprise is ready at last for its public debut at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. It all starts tomorrow, June 19, and we went over to get a sneak preview of the now decommissioned Enterprise. You already saw the glam shots of Enterprise flying into New York on the Boeing 747. Now, here's what it looks like retired and happy.
NASA's space shuttles are usually busy doing something cool for photographers. (Even in retirement, they know how to put on a show.) This picture, though, is cool in a very weird way: Space Shuttle Explorer crossing the Gulf of Mexico. Never heard of Explorer? We forgive you — it's a secret shuttle.
Imagine this food truck orbiting your office building at lunchtime, looking for a place to dock and to dispense rocket fuel. Our giggling could go on and on but let's bring this down to Earth: the owners of this fully functioning Space Shuttle food truck have put the vehicle on eBay and it can be yours for $150,000.
Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when you're putting an old friend to rest. We've seen photos of the Enterprise flying into New York City for its final rest at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and now there's a time-lapse video of it getting detached from the giant Boeing 747 Carrier Aircraft.