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Delivering and Displaying Space Shuttles

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Discovery (OV-103)
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, Virginia

Ferry flight: April 17, 2012
Museum debut: April 19, 2012
Enterprise (OV-101)
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space
New York, New York

Ferry flight: April 27, 2012
Museum debut: July 19, 2012
Endeavour (OV-105)
California Science Center
Los Angeles, California

Ferry flight: Sept. 19-21, 2012
Museum debut: Oct. 30, 2012
Atlantis (OV-104)
KSC Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Rollover: November 2, 2012
Museum debut: June 29, 2013
Latest news | August 29, 2014
Tire marks and teardrop tiles: Smithsonian curator on shuttle Discovery at 30
NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans...

Latest news | July 10, 2013
Second launch for space shuttle Enterprise at New York City's Intrepid
Walking into the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum's newly-relaunched "Space Shuttle Pavilion," visitors are...

Latest news | October 9, 2014
Go for Payload! Spacehab installed inside Endeavour for display
A large piece of space equipment was installed in a space shuttle's cargo bay on Thursday (Oct. 9) for what...

Latest news | June 29, 2013
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on public display in Florida
Space shuttle Atlantis, NASA's final winged orbiter to fly into space, launched on its new mission as the centerpiece...

Photo galleries

April 17, 2012
Space shuttle Discovery lands in Washington for Smithsonian display

Photo galleries

July 10, 2013
First look: Space shuttle Enterprise's second New York exhibit

Photo galleries

October 21, 2014
Shuttle Endeavour doors shut after cargo loaded for launch-like display

Photo galleries

June 25, 2013
Space shuttle Atlantis exhibit set to launch

Related space shuttle display news

NASA's second shuttle carrier jet lands on public display in California
For the second time this year, a NASA jumbo jet used to ferry space shuttles across the country has been moved for display.

Houston, you can see a space shuttle from here
Exiting the interstate onto the parkway, drivers first catch view of it — its iconic black-and-white tail protruding over the trees.

Rise of Independence: Mock space shuttle hoisted atop historic NASA jet
It was not quite a blast off, but a full-size, replica space shuttle rose into the morning sky over Houston on Thursday (Aug. 14).

Exclusive! Inside Independence: First look at Houston space shuttle's new cockpit
For the first time, Space Center Houston is offering a look inside its space shuttle Independence.
Where are they now?
OV-104: Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; OV-103: Udvar Hazy Center, Va.; OV-101: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; OV-105: California Science Center.

Discussion forums
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