NASA's Space Shuttle ProgramA ship like no other, the space shuttle launched like a rocket and landed like a glider while transporting astronauts to space and back for thirty years. Stand in awe of this American icon at Space Shuttle Atlantis®, permanent home of the orbiter. Explore shuttle missions that secured the future of Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Learn how to dock and land the shuttle with training simulators, and then strap in for lift-off at Shuttle Launch Experience®. Discover the legacy of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.
Constellation SphereKnown as a Kugel ball, this 9 ton black granite sphere etched with 88 constellations floats on a fountain of water, demonstrating the science of buoyancy and friction.
Join Us on OrbitDon't miss the upper gallery next to Atlantis! Interactive touch screens allow you to explore all 135 shuttle missions. Interactive simulators will test your skills at performing a spacewalk.
Fiery Ride HomeA short video features a shuttle pilot describe landing and then take off on your own descent to Earth on an exciting slide ride.
People Made the DifferenceHear stories from the Space Shuttle Program workers, spin the wheels of the last shuttle to land and see the original prototype that sparked the inspiration for the first shuttle.
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