incredible pic of Endeavour flying through Los Angeles. taken from inside an ad agency just south of LAX, when the shuttle was about 300 feet above ground level.
NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17.
NASA astronaut Mike Fossum and two crewmates who are living on the Space Station stop to pay tribute to Steve Jobs:
“In every generation there are great thinkers and people that have the vision of what can be and then have the energy, the skill and the genius to make it happen. Steve Jobs is definitely one of those rare individuals and the world’s gonna miss him a lot.”
NASA remembers Steve Jobs
NASA astronauts have carried Apple’s iPods on space shuttle missions to the International Space Station to carry personal music. The first iPhones in space launched in July on NASA’s last space shuttle mission.
The Enterprise “space” shuttle on the launch site at Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, 1979.
A commemorative emblem of the NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.
In July 8, 2011, NASA launched the Atlantis to deliver supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). This was the last launch of the Space Shuttle Program which was scheduled to end August 2011.
The Space Shuttle program was one of the longest and most prominent space program of NASA, lasting 30 years.
We will never forget them,
nor the last time we saw them,
this morning, as they prepared for
the journey and waved goodbye and
“slipped the surly bonds of earth”
to “touch the face of God.”
The space shuttle era comes to a close with the landing of Atlantis this week. View this infographic and timeline of the history, interesting facts and stats of the shuttle program:
(inforgraphic by Jeff Neumann, The Denver Post)