3 year anniversary, more like SADniversary, since last space shuttle flight!

It has been exactly 3 years since the LAST flight by NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, officially called Space Transportation System (STC). The final flight, termed STS-135 was on the Atlantis on July 8, 2011.

The program, running from 1981-2011 launched over 130 flights and made several note-worty accomplishments:

  • the Discovery carried the famous Hubbel Space Telescope into space
  • Construction of the ISS
  • interplanetary missions
  • More!

The program can also be remembered for catastrophic events including the Columbia and Challenger disasters.

Sad to celebrate the 3 year anniversary of the end of this program. If you get a chance, be sure to check out the magnificent shuttles. Fascinating to see in real life:
Discovery– National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington DC
Atlantis– Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Enterprise– Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, New York City
Endeavor– California Science Center, LA

The Discovery, personal photograph from a recent trip to the Air and Space Museum

The Discovery, personal photograph from a recent trip to the Air and Space Museum

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