Remarks: At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is powered up for one of the final times as workers continue to prepare the orbiter for display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA. The final powerdown of Endeavour and the shuttle fleet occured on May 11, 2012.
Remarks: Space Shuttle Discovery on final approach for Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility for the final time. After landing she was towed back to the Orbiter Processing Facility where she will be prepped for museum exhibit.
Remarks: Space Shuttle Atlantis glides in for landing on runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center for the final time. This was the final mission of America's Shuttle Program after 30 years and 135 missions.
Remarks: Space Shuttle Discovery heads towards launch complex 39-A for what was to be the final time. Multiple delays and repairs caused for a rollback to the VAB where she emerged once again during late January 2011. Discovery will launch on her final 38th and final mission to the International Space Station in late February 2011.
Remarks: Space Shuttle Discovery launches into orbit for the final time of her historic career on a 11 day mission to the International Space Station. Discovery is carrying a permanent multipurpose module which will add some much needed storage space to the ISS.
Remarks: Looking out the overhead cockpit hatch of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at space shuttle Endeavour shortly after the stack was pushed back from the Mate-Demate device at the Shuttle Landing Facility.
Remarks: A look inside of Space Shuttle Firing Room 4 at the Kennedy Space Center. On the wall can be seen recently installed Space Shuttle Orbiter tribute posters, displayed from l-r are Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.