These Rare Photos Capture The Flight Deck 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, 2012, 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.Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper (Spaceflight Now, Launch Photography). Continue reading »

This Chinese Farmer Built A Two-Storey Space Shuttle Replica On The Roof Of His House

This is the space shuttle replica that a 60-something Chinese farmer built on the roof of his home in the Guangdong province. Obviously, all the neighbors are jealous. And can you blame them? Who doesn’t want a spaceship replica on top of their house? Continue reading »

Historic Space Shuttle Mockup Stored in Downey, California

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Inspiration‘ was built in 1972 by North American Rockwell (now part of Boeing) at the company’s plant in Downey, California. Crafted mainly from wood and plastic, the 122 foot-long by 35 foot-tall model was used to fit-check payloads, instruments and other in-flight hardware that would ultimately be pressed into service on operational orbiters. Continue reading »

Shuttle Endeavor Reaches Los Angeles


Space shuttle Endeavour flies over New Orleans on Septemer 19, 2012. (Photo by Gerald Herbert/Associated Press) Continue reading »