First Shuttle Launch (I watched this in Physics class! - very cool) A new era in space flight began on April when Space Shuttle Columbia, or soared into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Atlantis and Columbia in a space shuttle traffic jam. In 1990 STS 35 (Atlantis) was heading to the launchpad. STS 38 (Columbia) was rolled back to the vehicle assembly building for repairs to liquid hydrogen lines.
April 2012 - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is positioned beneath Space Shuttle Discovery in the mate-demate device at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The orbiter was mated to the modified 747 for its flight to Washington, DC on April NASA Photo:
The space shuttle Endeavour, perched atop a specially-modified NASA 747 jet, approaches Los Angeles International Airport last week. The retired spacecraft will be towed to its new home at the California Science Center.
Space Shuttle Atlantis rolls atop the crawler transporter out to launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on March 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Atlantis is scheduled for a May launch to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.