Kimball Concepts : The Space Shuttle Collection Mini Pictures

Kimball Concepts : The Space Shuttle Collection Mini Pictures



The Space Shuttle Collection Mini Pictures - NASA's orbiter Discovery is poised atop Pad A at complex 39.

The Space Shuttle Collection Mini Pictures were released in 1985 by Kimball Concepts, Inc. The twelve-card series features official NASA photographs of the Space Shuttle orbiter vehicles Challenger and Discovery. Each pack contains a complete set of twelve cards. Each postcard-sized glossy print measures 4 x 6 inches.

Kimball Concepts, Inc. was established in 1979 in Tempe, Arizona. The company specialized in photographic postcards and posters. The Space Shuttle Collection was distributed in different sizes and checklist configurations throughout the 1980s and 1990s. A similar twelve-card series was later released as The Space Shuttle Collection Photo Prints.

Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assemble Building to be mated to its solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank in preparation for its mission.


Mini Pictures
A view from space of the orbiting Space Shuttle with cargo bay doors open.
In the VAB the orbiter Discovery has been attached to its lifting sling and is being readied for rotation to the vertical position it will then be hoisted for mating to other Space Shuttle components.
NASA's orbiter Discovery is poised atop Pad A at complex 39.
Skyward-streaming light silhouettes the Space Shuttle as searchlights at pad a are trained on the vehicle during loading tests for its cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants.
Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger is moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assemble Building to be mated to its solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank in preparation for its mission.
Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger rolls out of the vehicle assembly building just before sunset in preparation for its next mission.
The Johnson Space Center forms the backdrop for this rare picture of the shuttle Challenger, atop the NASA modified 747, being ferried to the Kennedy Space Center from its California landing sight.
The Space Shuttle lights up the predawn sky as it lifts away from Complex 39's pad a to begin its mission with the first nighttime launch of the shuttle era.
The Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center for its maiden flight.
The countdown ticks to zero flawlessly and the launch is perfect as Challenger clams its way to the skies.
The planet Earth as viewed from outer space.
The space shuttle orbiter Discovery makes a precision landing on Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to bring its mission to a successful conclusion.



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