Space Shuttle Discovery

With NASA’s Space Shuttle program having ended and commercial space beginning to take off (literally, go Space-X!), I thought it a good time to share my personal history with the Space Shuttle Discovery.

The Space Shuttle Discovery sits at Launch Complex 39A awaiting the launch of STS-133.

I had a few chances to see Discovery, more than most Americans it would seem. I witnessed her final launch and her goodbye flight.

Space Shuttle Discovery launches for mission STS-133.

These shots were all taken with a point and shoot but with a subject like this, even taken with a phone these would be nice pictures.

Discovery sits in the Vehicle Assembly Building while being prepped for transfer to the Intrepid museum in NYC.

It is sad to see the shuttle program end but I am excited to see the next space pioneers wow us with their accomplishments.

Discovery says a final goodbye to Florida as it leaves atop the 747 based carrier aircraft.

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Posted on May 31, 2012, in Photography, Space and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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