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 30-year 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...