Monday, April 23, 2012

Where are all the Orbiters going?

This month NASA has commenced the delivery of its four Space Shuttle orbiters to their final destinations. After an extensive decommissioning process, the fleet -- which includes three former working spacecraft and one test orbiter -- is nearly ready for public display.

Space Shuttle Enterprise:

Enterprise is scheduled to take off Wednesday from Washington Dulles International Airport to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport for display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan.

Space Shuttle Discovery:

This week Discovery took her last flight, piggybacking a modified 747 from Kennedy Space Center to Washington D.C., where it will replace Enterprise as part of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Endeavour:

Endeavour will go to Los Angeles in mid-September to be displayed in the California Science Center.
Space Shuttle Atlantis:

In early 2013, Atlantis will take its place on permanent display at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

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