With the Space Shuttle preparing to launch on its final mission this week, I thought I’d bring together a few useful related resources.

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The Space Shuttle:

The History of the Space Shuttle is a series of photos from The Atlantic.

Final flight to the final frontier is an infographic from The Washington Post.

30 Years of the Space Shuttle is an interactive timeline from The New York Times.

How Stuff Works has lots of accessible videos on the Shuttle program.

In pictures: The space shuttle comes from The BBC.

The space shuttle: 1981-2011 is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

Sizing Up Space: A Visual History is an infographic from NPR.

Here’s a great video, Space Shuttle: The complete missions:

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