Posts Tagged ‘T&R’

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Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye


The culmination of a 40 plus year enterprise comes today – an endeavor that sought to push the boundaries of human ingenuity and cooperation, to expand human aptitude…

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Atlantis’ team comforted by the orbiter retiring at her home port of KSC


A few days after the high-visibility move of Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour to her retirement home, a quieter move marked the end of an era October 17th at…

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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,…

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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)…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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Atlantis readied for her trip to the VAB – OPF-1 for transition


Atlantis is closing in on the end of her Transition and Retirement (T&R) processing, following the installation of her three Replica Shuttle Main Engines (RSMEs). Atlantis is scheduled…

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Enterprise taken on one final voyage to her NYC resting place


The shuttle orbiter that never flew in space, yet provided the pathfinder operations to allow her more famous sisters to conduct 30 years of space flight, began a…

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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…

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Space Shuttle Enterprise – The Orbiter that started it all


For 30 years, the Space Shuttle orbiters Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour wowed millions with their thunderous climbs to orbit, their graceful orbital dances with satellites, Hubble,…

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Atlantis and Endeavour continue T&R processing after Discovery departure


Transition and Retirement (T&R) work continues at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for Atlantis and Endeavour in the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), even as the Shuttle team said their…

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Space Shuttle Discovery: Thank you and goodbye


The end of a legend. For 29 years, the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery has lived and breathed her life at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. She has been…

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Discovery heads into her mating operations with SCA ahead of final flight


The NASA and United Space Alliance (USA) team at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) have begun the final preparations to transport Discovery to her retirement home outside of Washington,…

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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft arrives at KSC ahead of Discovery’s final journey


Kicking off what will be a highly emotional period for the space program, NASA 905 – the remaining Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) – arrived at the Kennedy Space…

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Engineers preparing Atlantis and Endeavour for the end of T&R ops


With Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery buttoned up in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ahead of her flight to her retirement home, and with Enterprise ready to make way for…

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Vehicle of Record – SLS spares majority of Discovery’s storied MPS


As engineers finalize the removal of Main Propulsion System (MPS) hardware from the retired Space Shuttle fleet – comprising of large elements of the orbiter’s “guts” that are…