Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photograph of Soviet space station Mir over New Zealand as Atlantis approached Mir prior to docking on March 23rd, 1996.

Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photograph of Soviet space station Mir over New Zealand as Atlantis approached Mir prior to docking on March 23rd, 1996.

American chemist and NASA astronaut, the first mother in space, Anna Lee Fisher

American chemist and NASA astronaut, the first mother in space, Anna Lee Fisher

Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-103) being prepared for STS-117, which launched 8th June 2007. The mission, primarily to add new components to the International Space Station, was a significant milestone marking the 250th orbital human spaceflight. (Photo: NASA)

Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-103) being prepared for STS-117, which launched 8th June 2007. The mission, primarily to add new components to the International Space Station, was a significant milestone marking the 250th orbital human spaceflight. (Photo: NASA)

See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.

Wondering how NASA's big new rocket compares? Check this cool graphic

See how NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System, measures up for deep space missions in this SPACE.com infographic.

Kennedy Space Center Opens New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit: http://thingstodo.viator.com/orlando/kennedy-space-center-opens-new-space-shuttle-atlantis-exhibit/

Kennedy Space Center Opens New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit: http://thingstodo.viator.com/orlando/kennedy-space-center-opens-new-space-shuttle-atlantis-exhibit/

The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype which never flew in space, travels up the Hudson River by barge to it's new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 6, in New York.    Kathy Willens/AP

Space shuttle Enterprise arrives at New York's Intrepid museum (+video)

The space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype which never flew in space, travels up the Hudson River by barge to it's new home aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 6, in New York. Kathy Willens/AP

SNC’s Dream Chaser Spacecraft and Cargo Module Attached to the ISS (Image: SNC)

SNC’s Dream Chaser Spacecraft and Cargo Module Attached to the ISS (Image: SNC)

Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin stands on the moon near the American flag during NASA's historic first manned moon landing on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the photo.

NASA Johnson Space Center Space Shuttle Mission Control Center

NASA Johnson Space Center Space Shuttle Mission Control Center

The New Space Shuttle Exhibition

A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The New Space Shuttle Exhibition

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