Karl Tate, Space.com (January 31, 2011)
Normally the Lemming gives a short quote from an article or post - but in this case it's one whacking great infographic, 9,338 pixels tall. And just a tiny bit wider than this blog's format likes. The Lemming checked - nothing's hidden, apart from the tip of the Shuttles tail in a drawing, and a tad bit of the right border of a photo.
It's a thorough piece - including a section on Launch Pad 39-A, an old Saturn V launch facility that NASA re-engineered for the shuttles.
Source Space.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
The embed code, by the wya, is Space.com's, except for the location of the infographic file. The Lemming's placed that on another server - in case Space.com shuffles its website. They've been pretty good about making it possible for folks to find their pages - but one never knows what's next.
About the Space Shuttle fleet: They've been a fine line of freighters, and the Lemming will be a little sorry to see them go. But time passes, and the Lemming's written about that before. September 23, 2010)
- "Last Discovery Launch Scheduled - Again"
(January 29, 2011)
- "Discovery Launch: Hydrogen Leak, Cracks, and Canvas Sails"
(November 24, 2010)
- "Last Space Shuttle Discovery Launch This Afternoon: Maybe"
(November 5, 2010)
- "Last Discovery Launch Called On Account of Rain"
(November 4, 2010)
- "Last Flights of the First Space Freighters, New Construction at Spaceports"
(September 23, 2010)