SHUTTLE ATLANTIS

  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home November 3, 2012

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • Atlantis on mission to space station September 9, 2006

    Cape Canaveral: After two frustrating weeks of delays, space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts blasted off on Saturday to a mission to resume construction of the international space station for the first time since the Columbia disaster 3 1/2 years ago. The shuttle rose from its seaside launch pad...