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The Shuttles’ New Homes

12 Apr 2011, 20:27 UTC
The Shuttles’ New Homes
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Today NASA announced where the four remaining Space Shuttle Orbiters (more properly Space Transportation System vehicles - incidentally this is where the acronym STS comes from) will spend their retirement.
The Atlantis will take up residence in a new purpose built exhibition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre (which on a personal note looks absolutely fantastic!) in Florida.
KSC Visitor Centre - In Flight Credit: KSC Visitor Complex
The Discovery will be given to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Virginia

Discovery's Final Blast Off Credit:NASA
The National Air and Space Museum currently houses the test Orbiter Enterprise which was never outfitted for space travel. The Enterprise will move to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.

The Enterprise Credit: NASA

Last and by no means least, the Endeavour will spend its retirement at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The Endeavour Credit: NASA

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