Photo, Print, Drawing Nighttime View of a Space Shuttle Launch from the Kennedy Space Center.
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- Nighttime View of a Space Shuttle Launch from the Kennedy Space Center.
- This photograph shows a launch of the Space Shuttle, the world's first reusable spacecraft, from the Kennedy Space Center on the Atlantic coast of Florida. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed the shuttle to lower the costs of travel into space and to support the construction of the International Space Station and other space missions. The first shuttle, the Columbia, lifted off on April 12, 1981. Four other shuttles--Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour--were built over the life of the program. The Challenger and the Columbia both were destroyed in catastrophic accidents that claimed the lives of 14 astronauts. The Kennedy Space Center has served as NASA's main launch and landing facility for the shuttles, and has been the staging ground for the earliest U.S. manned space flights, the Apollo moon missions, and numerous national and international satellite launches. In 2010, NASA ended the shuttle program and retired the three remaining shuttles.
- Browning, Don Photographer.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2000.
- - United States of America--Florida--Merritt Island
- - 2000
- - Astronautics
- - John F. Kennedy Space Center
- - Space exploration
- - Space shuttles
- - United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 digital image: color.
- - Original resource at: State Library and Archives of Florida.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- United States History
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Chicago citation style:
Browning, Don Photographer. Nighttime View of a Space Shuttle Launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Merritt Island Florida United States of America, 2000. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669930/.
APA citation style:
Browning, D. P. (2000) Nighttime View of a Space Shuttle Launch from the Kennedy Space Center. Merritt Island Florida United States of America, 2000. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669930/.
MLA citation style:
Browning, Don Photographer. Nighttime View of a Space Shuttle Launch from the Kennedy Space Center. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669930/>.