Thursday, February 24, 2011

Discovery Lifts Off for the 39th Time!

Hey Space Placers!

I hope you watched the beautiful lift-off of Space Shuttle Discovery today. It is the last time we will ever see her do so.

Discovery lifts off.

Off on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver supplies, a large storage container and a Robonaut, Discovery will link up to the ISS in 2 days. Upon her return to Earth, Discovery will be stripped and sold to a museum somewhere.

There are 2 shuttle missions left if NASA can get the funding for the flight this summer. The end of the 30-year era of the Space Shuttle is fast approaching.

Follow the mission here:

On a personal note I saw Discovery in December on the launch pad and the pictures I took of her will join those I have of Endeavour and Challenger....personal treasures beyond compare.

I will be watching for viewing opportunities of the ISS so we can all wave at a million plus pounds of spacecraft, 12 humans and a Robonaut!

Sky Guy in VA

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