Birds Eye View of Shuttle Launch. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace in an Strike Eagle as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches May at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Photo credit: U.S.
NASA's space shuttles are amazing flying machines. They launch like rocket, land like airplanes and then hit the hangar for a pit stop before turning around and doing it again. Now, nearly 30 years after the first space shuttle - Columbia - bla
emerging from the Gemini 11 space capsule Atlantic Ocean landing September Gemini 11 was the ninth crewed Earth-orbiting spacecraft of the Gemini series, carrying astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon.
The Space Shuttle Orbiter was a remarkable machine. It was designed and built by Rockwell International in Palmdale, CA after an extensive design competition to develop the next generation of space vehicle after the Apollo program and the a Saturn V.