This incredibly detailed model of the Space Shuttle Atlantis resides at Minimundus, a theme park in Klagenfurt, Austria. The model isn’t just static – the shuttle has a full countdown sequence and actually “lifts off,” without leaving the ground.
NPR pays tribute to the Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavor and one of the most amazing accomplishments of man – the Space Shuttle program. You’ll be missed, space trucks.
A fortuitous passenger flight leaving Orlando saw Discovery’s recent final launch from the air. The (very cool) footage offers great perspectives on speed and trajectory. (Thanks everyone!)
Thousands of pictures – taken over a period of six weeks – were stitched together to form this time lapse video of the preparation and launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-131 mission.
As the Space Shuttle program comes to an end, a team from NASA created Ascent using footage captured by cameras that monitor shuttles as they take off, at up to 60,000 frames per second.
Space Toys is selling high-quality replicas of the original space shuttle orbiters. The price tag only pays for the exterior though; you’ll have to pay extra to get one with the interior replicated.