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Apr

Kennedy Space Center unveils shrink-wrapped shuttle Atlantis
The shuttle’s wrap was intended to shield it from dust and debris while its exhibit was constructed.

Kennedy Space Center unveils shrink-wrapped shuttle Atlantis

The shuttle’s wrap was intended to shield it from dust and debris while its exhibit was constructed.

02

Nov

Atlantis begins its final journeyAtlantis will leave the Kennedy Space Center, where it launched to space 33 times, to land at the KSC Visitor Complex located just down the road.

Atlantis begins its final journey
Atlantis will leave the Kennedy Space Center, where it launched to space 33 times, to land at the KSC Visitor Complex located just down the road.

06

Feb

In Google Earth update, ‘Atlantis’ vanishesThe supposed Atlantis site was merely caused by overlapping datasets of towns and survey information, according to NOAA.

In Google Earth update, ‘Atlantis’ vanishes
The supposed Atlantis site was merely caused by overlapping datasets of towns and survey information, according to NOAA.

22

Jul

Space shuttle Atlantis is silhouetted against the Earth in this photograph, taken July 19 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Atlantis undocked from the station for the final time the next day and began preparations to return home.

Space shuttle Atlantis is silhouetted against the Earth in this photograph, taken July 19 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Atlantis undocked from the station for the final time the next day and began preparations to return home.

19

Jul

Special NASA-themed M&M’s escorted shuttle to spaceThe candy company behind M&M’s concocted a novel cosmic treats for NASA to honor the final shuttle launch. The chocolate candies bore custom messages for the astronauts on shuttle Atlantis.

Special NASA-themed M&M’s escorted shuttle to space
The candy company behind M&M’s concocted a novel cosmic treats for NASA to honor the final shuttle launch. The chocolate candies bore custom messages for the astronauts on shuttle Atlantis.

15

Jul

The space shuttle Atlantis orbits over the Bahamas prior to a perfect docking with the International Space Station on July 10.

The space shuttle Atlantis orbits over the Bahamas prior to a perfect docking with the International Space Station on July 10.

11

Jul

Space junk could collide with AtlantisMore than 22,000 pieces of space junk are constantly being tracked in Earth orbit.

Space junk could collide with Atlantis
More than 22,000 pieces of space junk are constantly being tracked in Earth orbit.

08

Jul

Tearful moment for space shuttle workers on final daySpace shuttle workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are preparing to say a sad goodbye to the three shuttle orbiters as they retire to museums.

Tearful moment for space shuttle workers on final day
Space shuttle workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center are preparing to say a sad goodbye to the three shuttle orbiters as they retire to museums.

Watch the Atlantis shuttle launch live.
NASA fans ‘tweetup’ with Elmo in massive geek outTweeting guests will meet agency officials and receive a tour of the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA fans ‘tweetup’ with Elmo in massive geek out
Tweeting guests will meet agency officials and receive a tour of the Kennedy Space Center.