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Picture of the Day - Space shuttle Discovery one Last Time

Published by Matt on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:23 pm via: NASA
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Space shuttle Discovery is attached to Launch Pad 39A as the sun rises over NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It took the spacecraft about six hours to make the journey, known as “rollout,” from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad. Rollout sets the stage for Discovery’s STS-133 crew to practice countdown and launch procedures during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test in mid-October.

Space shuttle Discovery attached to Launch Pad 39A one Last Time. Credit: NASA

Space shuttle Discovery attached to Launch Pad 39A one Last Time. Credit: NASA

Targeted to liftoff Nov. 1, Discovery will take the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) packed with supplies and critical spare parts, as well as Robonaut 2 (R2) to the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller

3 Comments
I think it's sad that the hay-day of these amazing machines is over. AAll the little boys and little girls saying I want to be an astronaut when I grow up. All of that, down the toilet. Thank you Mr. Obama.
It was inevitable. If you want to blame someone, blame the previous Administrations, Congress, and NASA execs who failed to get anything better or at least... *something* besides Apollo Mk. 2 in development to replace them.
NASA spent the last 40 years sitting on its butt, sending spy satellites in space and turning around the planet....we should be able to book a trip to Mars by now.
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