The Space Shuttle Discovery
Feb 24th, 2011 The final mission for Discovery
(Discovery will be decommissioned and displayed at the Smithsonian)
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:59:46 AM EST
The shuttle has rolled to a stop, officially concluding
the STS-133 mission. After 27 years of service during which it racked up
exactly one cumulative year in space and an odometer reading of more than 148
million miles, space shuttle Discovery's distinguished career has flown into
"And to the ship that has led the way time and time again, we say farewell, Discovery," said NASA Commentator Josh Byerly.
"And Houston, Discovery. For the final time, wheelstop," Commander Lindsey said when the orbiter stopped on the runway. He also thanked the Kennedy team for giving the crew a "terrific vehicle for a final flight."
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:58:04 AM EST
Main gear touchdown. Discovery and crew are back on the ground at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, wrapping up the 5.3-million-mile mission STS-133 mission. The cheers from the crowd below are audible all the way up here in the air traffic control tower.
Watching from our new bridge
From atop of buildings
NASA -THE SPACE SHUTTLE
My Shuttle Pages
STS-89 Atlantis Night Launch
STS-114 Discovery Return to Flight
STS-121 Discovery (were back!!!)
STS-116 Discovery (Night Launch)
Last Flyby of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Want to feel a some G's and get an idea what it feels like to launch into space, well ride Epcot's Mission Space. What a feeling.
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