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This could be the last time. Shuttle Discovery

Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch


Space shuttle Discovery is the oldest in NASA’s fleet, but will be the first to retire after one final spaceflight. NASA pulled out all the stops Sept. 20, 2010, when Discovery made its last trip to the launch pad for its final flight. The shuttle is due to launch Nov. 1, 2010.

Discovery made its way toward Launch Pad 39A on Sept. 20, 2010 during its final rollout ahead of a Nov. 1 launch. Blazing white xenon lights lit the path for the towering shuttle and its Apollo-era crawler transporter. The move took hours to cover less than 4 miles.

By the end of its career, space shuttle Discovery will have flown 39 space missions since its first flight in 1984. Over that time, countless dedicated engineers and technicians serviced the spacecraft.

See http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=5623&gid=411&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+spaceheadlines+%28SPACE.com+Headline+Feed%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

for the full rollout.

2 Responses

  1. What are they going to do with it? Is there some kind of museum it will spend its retirement years in? Like an old folks home for shuttles?

  2. gonna send this to my mom

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