Category Archives: Space Shuttle history

13 Days Until Launch

My mission patches arrived today! I ordered one for this mission, STS-135, and 3 others. I ordered STS-134 because I have 131, 132, 133, and now 135. But I have all those because I went to their launches. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Brief Atlantis History

If some kid visits this page looking for info on the sunken city of Atlantis, they’re in for disappointment. NASA awarded the contract to Rockwell International to build Atlantis on Jan 1, 1979, so she’s a child of the 70s. … Continue reading

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Postage Due – The Shuttle on Stamps

Stamp collectors around the world, like the rest of us, have been in love with spaceflight since it began. There are countless stamp collectors who specialize in space stamps, and likewise countries have issued countless space stamps for them to … Continue reading

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17 Days Until Launch

I was on TV last night. Or so I hear. Not an interview or picture, but a friends tells me they read a bit from the press release near the end of the 5:00 news. Nifty.  I was hoping that … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle…by the numbers

The most recent shuttle orbiter built cost $1.7 billion. There have been six shuttle orbiters: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour The average Space Shuttle launch costs about $450 million. At liftoff, an orbiter and External Tank carry 835,958 … Continue reading

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19 Days Until Launch

Happy Juneteenth. Did I mention I love all kinds of history, not just space program history? I am so far behind in preparing for the Tweetup. I still need to re-send media releases, borrow and learn to use my brother-in-law’s … Continue reading

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Brief Shuttle History

The Space Shuttle program was born only two months after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. President Nixon had appointed a Space Task Group to plot the future US course in space earlier that year, and they … Continue reading

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