Carla Cioffi

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NASA: Space Shuttle Retirement
Location: Washington, DC
Nationality: American
Biography: Carla Cioffi is an editorial, documentary/reportage, and art photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian immigrant father and an American mother. As a photographer/photo archivist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, she... MORE
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NASA: Space Shuttle Retirement
Copyright Carla Cioffi 2022
Date of Work Apr 2012 - Oct 2012
Updated Nov 2017
Topics California, Documentary, Editorial, Fine Art, Historical, Los Angeles, NASA, Photography, Photojournalism, Science, Space Shuttle, Space Travel, Spaceflight, Street, Travel, Washington, DC
Summary
Images of decommissioned NASA space shuttles Discovery and Endeavour.
NASA retired its remaining space shuttle fleet in 2011, after 30 years of service. Each space shuttle was transferred to an educational institution or museum to be put on display. Space shuttle Discovery was transferred to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum - Udvar Hazy Center in Dulles, Virginia just outside of Washington, DC in April of 2012. Space shuttle Endeavour was flown to Los Angeles later that year to make its new home at the California Science Center. Both shuttles were flown from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a specially rigged Boeing 747 to their respective new homes. Endeavour traversed 12 miles snaking through the streets of Los Angeles over three days from LAX to the California Science Center.

The images in this series were made while on assignment for NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
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