Posts Tagged ‘Endeavour’

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Endeavour’s ongoing legacy: AMS-02 proving its value


The first exciting results from the AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer -02) were released this week, providing what may be the first tangible clues in the ongoing investigation into…

Remembering Endeavour: A final journey to the California Science Center


The unprecedented effort to haul a space vehicle through the cramped streets of the United States’ third-largest city has been all-but completed as engineers from Los Angeles, NASA,…

Endeavour prepares for road journey to her CSC retirement home


Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour was turned over to the California Science Center by NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) at a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)…

Capture the Flag: Endeavour leaves her mark during Texas stay


During last week’s farewell tour, thousands of people turned out to take one final glimpse of Shuttle Endeavour in the air, before she was permanently grounded in California….

Endeavour ends her flying days after stunning farewell tour


Space Shuttle Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles on Friday, following a stunning cross country tour that honored her service and left untold thousands in awe of the orbiter’s…

Endeavour leaves KSC for the final time, years before her time


The youngest orbiter in the Space Shuttle fleet has departed from her home port of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the final time, for an early retirement…

Endeavour makes her farewell rollover to the SLF in darkness


Final preparations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) are in full swing as the NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) team gets ready to send Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour…

SCA arrives at KSC ahead of Endeavour’s final departure


The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), NASA 905, arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Tuesday, ahead of its role of carrying Endeavour on a cross-country farewell tour….

Endeavour and Atlantis bid farewell to each other at KSC


And now Endeavour has the left the building.  At the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) workers backed Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour out of…

Endeavour falls silent, but her accomplishments live on


The youngest orbiter in the shuttle fleet, Endeavour, was powered down for the final time this month, as she heads into the final stages of being prepared for…

Shuttle orbiter fleet heading into their final months ahead of exhibition


With Kennedy Space Center workers towing Orbiter Atlantis on Thursday “around the corner” of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) the day after they moved Endeavour out of the same…

Endeavour and Atlantis move – Final KSC processing begins for OV-105


It’s the final time Endeavour will enter an OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility). After a storied 19 year, 25 flight career, the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was rolled into…

Year in Review – Part 4: Saying Goodbye to Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour


All good things must come to an end. And thus was the grand finale of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. It was year of exceptional highs and…

Endeavour and Discovery swap places – New retirement dates planned


In a rare occurrence, Space Shuttle orbiters Discovery and Endeavour were purposefully visible together this morning at the Kennedy Space Center as a Shuttle shuffle took place to…

OV-105 Endeavour: A Long-Standing Dream Realized


From the beginning of the Space Shuttle Program, the promise of a permanent, space-based work platform – dubbed Space Station Freedom – was a fixture within the Program….

Space Shuttle Endeavour: A New Beginning (Part I)


The Space Shuttle Program was well underway by January 1986 – with preparations marching toward the launch of the 25th Space Shuttle mission, a mission to place a…

NASA teams recommend Early Release of Shuttle OPF-3


With Discovery safely back on the ground after becoming the first orbiter to successfully complete all of the missions assigned to her, NASA is beginning the process of…

STS-119: FCVs set for weekend installation – surprise visitor for Endeavour


Discovery is scheduled to receive the replacement Flow Control Valves (FCVs) over the weekend, ahead of a key flight rationale meeting at the Agency level Flight Readiness Review…

Safety enhancements dominate STS-126 Flight Readiness Reviews


As Space Shuttle Endeavour continues to enjoy a smooth processing flow at pad 39A, Space Shuttle Program (SSP) managers have completed a series of Flight Readiness Reviews (FRRs)…

Endeavour arrives at Pad 39A – STS-125 damage assessment


Space shuttle Endeavour has been escorted on a mini tour of the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) pads this morning, after she was transported off Pad 39B for a…