Space Shuttle Final Years - Mike Killian Photography

END OF AN ERA, THE FINAL YEARS OF NASA'S SPACE SHUTTLE FLEET

Over the years I've been privileged to have covered many interesting things, but covering the final years of NASA's space shuttle program is easily the highlight of my photojournalism career. All my life growing up in California I admired the shuttle program & the incredible technology &  teamwork that made it all work, but the space shuttle might as well have been a world away to me. Little did I know that one day I would be given unprecedented access to document the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program, which for me personally was a dream come true.

Presented here is my coverage during those final years - their final missions, their transition & retirement processing, & their moves to the museums where each orbiter is now on public display for the entire world to learn from.

With thanks to NASA, Ken Thornsley, Rene Arriens, & Matt Travis at Zero-G News & ARES Institute for the opportunity to document the end of the shuttle program in a way only a handful of people in history have ever been allowed to do.

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