Final meeting for Endeavor and Atlantis as shuttles go 'nose-to-nose' for the last time

Space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis switched locations at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Credit: Reuters

Space shuttles Endeavour and Atlantis switched locations at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, coming 'nose-to-nose' for the final time.

The shuttles are unlikely to meet again as Atlantis heads to Kennedy Space Center in November, while Endeavour will go to the California Science Center in October.

NASA no longer has a shuttle programme and all of the shuttles which have left Earth are due to become museum pieces.