X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour Meet Nose-to-Nose One Last Time

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

It’s more the little sad to many fans of space travel in the US that the space shuttle program has been retired. Right now American astronauts have no way to reach the International Space Station or leave Earth other than catching a ride with astronauts from other countries on their spacecraft. Another depressing final milestone in the shuttle program has been met this week with the last multiple shuttle shuffle of the program.

The space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour met nose-to-nose briefly for the final time for photos as they were moved between the vehicle assembly building and orbiter processing facility at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Atlantis was moved for the final time to be transformed from a flight-ready shuttle to a display to be put into a museum.

Presumably, the transformation has to do with removing any potentially hazardous materials from the shuttle. Atlantis should be delivered to the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex where it will spend the remainder of its days starting this November 2. Endeavour will end up at the California Science Center once it’s made museum-ready.

[via CollectSpace]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Recent Posts

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

DIY LEGO Lunchbox Kit: For Brick Building Emergencies

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Cobra and ESCORT Offer Great Tech Gifts for Drivers

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Quake Dimensions of the Past Celebrates 20 Years... and It’s Free!

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You\

Cyclops Visor Flamethrower: You'll Burn Your Eye out, Kid!

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

This TV Repels Mosquitoes

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo