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Space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C.

Space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 17, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Lofty Ambitions)
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19 Apr 2012 12:39:00
People stand along Aviation Blvd. as the space shuttle Endeavour lands at LAX  in Los Angeles. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

People stand along Aviation Blvd. as the space shuttle Endeavour lands at LAX in Los Angeles. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
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25 Sep 2012 09:13:00


These rare photos capture the Flight Deck (cockpit) of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, fully powered for one of the final times. Just a few weeks later, at 9:58am EDT on May 11, Endeavour was powered down for the final time in history. It was the last of the three space shuttles to have power. Below, other views show the mid-deck, gutted of its lockers and storage areas, and three final photos show the white room entrance in the Orbiter Processing Facility, signed by thousands over the years.
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03 Oct 2012 13:49:00


Space Shuttle Discovery is towed from the shuttle landing facility to the orbiter processing facility at Kennedy Space Center on April 20, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery's landing attempts at KSC were scrubbed yesterday due to unacceptable weather conditions. Discovery is returning from a successful mission to the International Space Station. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images). CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – APRIL 20 2010
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08 Mar 2011 16:50:00
A wide-angle view shows the ascent of the shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. In the seconds after ignition, the rocket engines' hot blast began the process of destruction. (Photo by NASA)

A wide-angle view shows the ascent of the shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. In the seconds after ignition, the rocket engines' hot blast began the process of destruction. (Photo by NASA)
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28 Jan 2016 12:28:00
The shuttle never got its final coat of paint and was left unfinished. (Photo by Ralph Mirebs/Exclusivepix Media)

Ralph Mirebs, an urban explorer and photographer in Russia, has revealed extraordinary photos of Soviet space shuttle prototypes gathering dust in an abandoned hangar. The abandoned hangar is located at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is still in operation today (with the close of NASA’s shuttle program, Russian Soyuz shuttles are the only way for astronauts to reach the International Space Station). The Buran prototype shuttles found by Mirebs, however, are from an earlier era – they are the last remnants of a space program that began in 1974 and was finally shuttered in 1993. (Photo by Ralph Mirebs/Exclusivepix Media)
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12 Mar 2017 00:05:00


Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Center July 21, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The landing brings to a close the 30-year era of the space shuttle program that began in 1981, and has included 135 missions. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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22 Jul 2011 10:49:00


A helicopter pours water over a wildfire with the Space Shuttle Endeavour seen through heavy smoke in the background April 27, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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29 Apr 2011 08:56:00