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Thursday, April 14, 2011

William Shatner Helps Us Say Goodbye to the Space Shuttle


There are only two Space Shuttle missions left. Endeavor goes up later this month, and Atlantis launches her final mission (and the final Space Shuttle launch ever) on June 28th. As space buffs, it’s pretty sad to be saying goodbye to the shuttle program. But who better to help us say goodbye than Captain Kirk himself? NASA has released a fourteen-minute video narrated by William Shatner that gives a brief history of the shuttle program, and showing what goes into a shuttle launch and it’s described as only Shatner can. Check it out.



NASA has finally announced the final resting place of the remaining three orbiters after Atlantis finishes her final mission in June. Enterprise will be moved from the Smithsonian and placed in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Taking Enterprise’s spot in the Smithsonian is Discovery. Atlantis will be put on display at the visitor’s center at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and Endeavor is headed west to the California Science Center. It’s the end of an era. If you live anywhere near the four locations, you should try to get out to see one of the Shuttles.