Discovery is a big deal in this part of the country. This ship has been around for a long time and folks have grown attached.
The space shuttle isn’t just a machine, it took on a personality after a time. Take a look:
Delivering Discovery to the launch pad on a huge
crawler transporter takes nearly five hours
Exhaust clouds engulf launch pad at Kennedy Space Center
as Discovery lifts off for the first time in August 1984
Space shuttle Discovery blazes into night
sky as it soars off Launch Pad 39A
Discovery creates brilliant arc over Florida on August
28, 2009 – gives new meaning to … eat my dust
Runway where shuttle Discovery touches down is
15,000 feet – with a 1,000ft. overrun at each end
Shuttle Discovery stands on Launch Pad 39a
at Kennedy Space Center in September
Discovery astronauts are ready to roar into space,
headed for the International Space Station
Discovery blasts off from Pad 39A at Kennedy
Space Center for its final mission into space.
The mighty spaceship will be missed.
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