Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last flight of Discovery

Space Shuttle heads for museum

The shuttle Discovery is headed for its final home.  At Kennedy Space Center, the orbiter was mated to the modified 747 called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.  It is headed for the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where it will replace the test shuttle Enterprise as a permanent display.  Discovery flew 39 missions in space, totaling, strangely enough, exactly one year.  Her most famous mission: the launching of the Hubble Space Telescope. 

Fair skies, Discovery.  I'll be visiting you in DC. 

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