20 Cool Photos of Space Shuttles Being Transported by Air

 
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    May 14, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Recently, one of the final chapters in the U.S. space shuttle program concluded, as Discovery was flown to the Smithsonian. Whenever a U.S. space shuttle needs to be moved somewhere (besides space), a specially-modified Boeing 747 is used. To commemorate the retirement of Space Shuttle Discovery, we found 20 cool photos of space shuttles being towed by jet planes:

     

    Discovery at dawn

     

    Discovery 2012

     

    Enterprise

     

    Space shuttle carrier

     

    Shuttle over flag

     

    Silhouette

     

    Enterprise again

     

    Enterprise over city

     

    Discovery old

     

    Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

     

    Enterprise over green

    Columbia arial

    1991

     

    Discovery at night

     

    Discovery

     

     

    Atlantis 1998

     

    Columbia 1990

     

    Atlantis 1991

     

    Enterprise 1978

     
     
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