North American Rockwell Space Shuttle
747-SCA N911NA departed from Runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base bearing Space Shuttle Endeavour back to Florida at 7:10 AM on Wednesday, December 10. It landed at Biggs Air Force Base, Texas 2 hours and 18 minutes later.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour was suspended under the Mate/Demate Device as it was prepared to be loaded on the 747 Carrier Aircraft at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Canter at Edwards Air Force Base at sunset on Friday, December 5, 2008.
The International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Endeavour streak across the sky north of Goleta at 9:31 to 9:35 PM on the evening of August 20. The two streaks end where the space ships enter the shadow of the Earth.
Time lapse movie of the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The action has been speeded up by a factor of 25x.
The Space Shuttle Atlantis departed from Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base on 747 Carrier Aircraft NASA Nine Zero Five at 6:04 A.M. PDT Sunday, July 1, 2007. It is returning to the Kennedy Space Center.
The Space Shuttle Discovery departed from Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base on 747 Carrier Aircraft NASA Nine Oh Five at 8:31 A.M. PDT this morning. It is returning to the Kennedy Space Center. It landed at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma at 1:31 P.M. CDT. It arrived at Barksdale Air Force Base at 5:46 P.M. CDT. The shuttle remained at Barksdale Air Force Base on Saturday and continued to the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, arriving at 10:00 A.M. EDT. Discovery is scheduled to perform the next Space Shuttle mission in March.
Here is a retrospective of the career of the first Space Shuttle, OV-101 Enterprise, which was used for five test flights of the last phases of the approach to landing at Edwards Air Force Base in 1977. It was often displayed at the Edwards Air Force Base open house in the early 1980s.
The loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia and her intrepid crew is a global tragedy. By way of a memorial to the crew of Columbia, I am posting my photographs of Columbia taken at Edwards Air Force Base and Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California.
The Space Shuttle Discovery departed Edwards AFB on November 2, 2000 to return to the Kennedy Space Center. The X-38 Space Station Lifeboat parachute recovery system was also tested the same morning.
The space shuttle orbiter Columbia, OV-102 was delivered to Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California on Saturday, September 25 on the back of a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA).
You can buy 58-inch by 100-inch, 48-inch by 72-inch, or 36-inch by 54-inch prints of my photo of the Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards AFB. This is an intricately detailed, wide-angle image created with a Gigapan robotic camera mount and Stittcher software.
Prints can be ordered on a variety of materials: Semi-gloss, High-gloss, Canvas, and 15-mil Vinyl. Vinyl prints can be ordered with grommets. Prints are delivered rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Ground shipping to destinations in the United States is free. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery.
Retailers: This image can also be produced as 24" x 36" posters in bulk by offset lithography. Inquiries are welcome.
You can buy a 2009 calendar featuring my photographs of Space Shuttle Endeavour at Edwards Air Force Base.
Bad weather caused the Space shuttle Endeavour to divert to Edwards Air Force Base at the conclusion of STS-126 on November 30, 2007. Following servicing in the Mate/Demate Device, it departed from Edwards on the back of 747 Carrier Aircraft N911NA on December 10.
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You can buy a 2009 Calendar featuring my photographs of Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
A dozen photos of 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Events depicted include:
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747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 1 take-off on August 12, 1977.
747-SCA N905NA/Enterprise Approach and Landing Test 4 rollout and take-off on October 12, 1977.
747-SCA N905NA/Columbia delivery take-off on March 20, 1979.
747-SCA N905NA/Challenger static and departure take-off on July 4, 1982.
747-SCA N911NA/Endeavour delivery take-off from Palmdale on May 2, 1991.
747-SCA N905NA/Columbia landing at Palmdale on September 25, 1999.
747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on November 2, 2000.
747-SCA N905NA/Discovery take-off on August 19, 2005.
747-SCA N905NA/Atlantis take-off on July 1, 2007.
747-SCA N911NA/Endeavour take-off on December 10, 2008.
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