Was the fourth shuttle built and the last one to fly. It was launched on its maiden voyage October 3rd 1985 and landed for the last time on July 12th 2011 at Cape Kennedy. By the end of its last flight, Atlantis had orbited the Earth 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126 million miles.
Its maiden voyage was on August 30, 1984. Since then it has flown more than any other Spacecraft having completed 39 successful missions one of which was the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. Discovery now resides at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is one of the retired orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA, the space agency of the United States. Endeavour was the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, and first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and its last mission STS-134 was in May 2011.
The First Space Shuttle built was the Enterprise. It was built by Rockwell International to be used by NASA for test flights in the atmosphere. The Enterprise had been designed so it could be refitted and used for orbital flight. However, this plan proved too expensive and so it was decided to simply build a new shuttle called Challenger. The Enterprise now resides in the Intrepid Museum in New York City.
Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, the Eiffel Tower has become a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair and stands at 1,063 feet tall. It was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930.
The Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) is a 5-star luxury hotel located on an artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 1,053 feet, it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. The unique shape is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.
The Neuschwanstein Castle is located in Bavaria near the town of Fussen and was Walt Disney’s inspiration to create the Magic Kingdom. Neuschwanstein literally means “New Swan Stone” which is a reference to “the Swan Knight”; one of the characters in an opera by the composer Richard Wagner. King Ludwig II began construction of the castle in 1869. Today his fairy tale castle stands as the most visited castle in Germany welcoming more than 1,300,000 tourists per year.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London though today the name also refers to the clock and the clock tower. The bell weighs almost 14 tons and each clock face is 23 feet in diameter. It became fully operational on September 7th, 1859 and is today one of the most prominent symbols of London standing at 316 feet high. The clock requires winding three times per week and pennies are periodically added or removed from the clock of pendulum to maintain its accuracy.
The Sago Palm Tree (Cycas revolute) is often called a “living fossil” because it is one of the most primitive seed plants alive today. Its origin traces back to ancient flora of the Mesozoic era more than 200 million years ago. It is easily recognizable due to its distinctive whorled feathery leaves.
London Bridge refers to several bridges that have spanned the River Thames between the City of London and Southwark, in central London. The current crossing, which opened to traffic in 1973, is a box girder bridge constructed from concrete and steel. It replaced a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which in turn superseded a 600-year-old medieval structure. This was preceded by a succession of timber bridges; the first was built by the Roman founders of London.
Arc de Triomphe was inspired by Napoleon who after his Austerlitz victory on December 2nd 1805 said to his soldiers, "You will return home through archs of triumph". The monument, located in Paris, stands 50 meters high by 45 meters wide by 22 meters deep
The tallest building in the United States and among the tallest in the world with its radio antenna reaching a symbolic height of 1,776 feet in reference to the year of American independence. The building includes office space, an observation deck, world-class restaurants plus broadcast and antennae facilities and stands as a memorial to those who lost their lives September 11th, 2001.
The Brandenburg Gate is the only remaining gate through which Berlin was once entered. It was commissioned by King William II of Prussia as a sign of peace. The design is based upon the gateway to the Acropolis in Athens. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.
The Mitsubishi Zero is a long-range fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. When first introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining long range capabilities with excellent maneuverability.
This iconic structure located in Auckland City, New Zealand is an observation and telecommunications tower and is also part of the SKYCITY Auckland casino complex. Standing at a height of 328 meters (1,076 feet) it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere and attracts over 500,000 visitors per year.
Is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War. This P-51D model was flown by Lt. Bowers of the 4th Fighter Group, 334th Squadron. It was named "Sweet Arlene" and was credited with six enemy aircraft destroyed.
There once was a real ship named Black Pearl captained by Henry Morgan, one of the world’s most notorious pirates. The Black Pearl which first sailed in 1669 fought many battles; the most famous of which was an invasion in Panama in 1671. The following year Captain Morgan was put in prison in England. Years later he returned to Jamaica as a judge and governor. Henry Morgan died in England in 1688 after a long illness.
This was Packard’s flagship. It was the car positioned to take on the best from Cadillac and Lincoln throughout the depths of the Great Depression. It was named for its 12 cylinder engine, which was ideal to power Packard’s top model.
During the crusades of the middle ages, these knights were well recognized with their distinctive white mantles emblazoned with a red cross. Though their original purpose was to protect pilgrims from danger eventual they became defenders of the Crusader states in the Holy Land and were known as brave and highly skilled warriors.
Dragons are magical creatures from myth and legend. European dragons are featured as having large, reptilian bodies, with bat-like wings. Blue Dragons are said to be very territorial and associated with lightning.
Is a USAF twin engine stealth attack aircraft that was developed in Lockheed’s secretive Skunk Works division.
It was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. The F-117 was well publicized for its role in the Persian Gulf War and remained active until 2008 when it was replaced by the F-22 Raptor
Is a supersonic variable-sweep wing, heavy bomber used by the United States Air Force and is commonly referred to as the bone due to its “B-1” designation. It is one of three strategic bombers in the U.S. Air Force fleet as of 2018. The other two are the B-2 Spirit "Stealth Bomber" and the B-52 Stratofortress
Is a family of electric trams built between 1923 and 1956. In total 752 trams were built. A small fleet continues to operate on the tramway network of Melbourne. The W-class tram has become a cultural icon and those that remain in Melbourne are classified by the National Trust of Australia.