Atlantis on the (powered) inside

An old post, no doubt, but with the new batch of spacefaring machines on their way to reality a nice look inside a powered Atlantis Space Shuttle (or better, orbiter). One last time. Nowadays, it’s…

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Inside the cockpit – and more

Space shuttle Atlantis, which flew the final mission of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program in July 2011, is now being prepared to be publically displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Follow along…

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A hole in the ice?

Data from a NASA planetary mission have provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water, equal in volume to the North American Great Lakes, beneath the icy surface of Jupiter’s…

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Seen from “above”

"This image features space shuttle Atlantis’s cabin and forward cargo bay and part of the International Space Station while the two spacecraft remain docked during STS-132 mission’s Flight Day 4 extravehicular activity. …" (NASA)  

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Will move a keynote speaker in space

“Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for liftoff on Friday, will deliver important hardware from Europe to the International Space Station: spare portions of the European Robotic Arm and the first Russian payloads to use the arm….

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Atlantis and 70% chance of lift-off on Friday

Just two days before shuttle Atlantis blasts off. You can follow the countdown clock here. From that page: "(…) Space shuttle Atlantis is embarking on its final planned mission. During the 12-day flight, Atlantis and…