Discovery’s Final Mission to Git-R-Done

Our friend Discovery awoke at 3:30 this morning. It’s the last time she will open her eyes in space, the last time she will jump at the sound of the alarm, the last time she will snap to at orders from her crew…

These are six astronauts of STS-133: bottom from left, Eric Boe, Steve Lindsay and Michael Barratt. On the top: Alvin Drew, Nicole Stott and Steve Bowen.

Captain Kirk is the one who roused her with the words he used to blare from long ago. Well, there is a slight change. Still…

It is all so familiar with the “Theme from Star Trek” playing in the background.

NASA held a contest to decide the last song (alarm) for Discovery.

Hear it at: http://www.archive.org/details/STS-133

The Space Shuttle has been gone for more than a week now. Her mission is to install a new storage unit and equipment platform at the International Space Station.

There is no doubt she and her crew will do what has to be done, as always.

Find out more at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Brave and daring, hardworking and enduring, Discovery has been the most traveled spaceship in the lot and we will never forget all she has given.

Still, her time has come and we must let her go.

Discovery will say farewell to space in her own way—with a full-lap fly around of the Space Station.

The shuttle will return to Cape Canaveral on Wednesday; she will then be retired to a museum where we can visit with family and friends. She has become part of our lives and Discovery will never be…

Out of sight or out of mind

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

News from Home:
So far David is doing well. We are going to son’s
wedding in Ft. Lauderdale on March 12th.

The 15th Dr. will put port in his chest to start
chemotherapy.

He will have radiation at same time.

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Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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