Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle Discovery
093096 01: Space Shuttle Discovery launches, Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 13, 1989. (Photo by Liaison Agency)
The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from launch
The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from launch
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, UNITED STATES: The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from launch pad 39-B 12 September 1993. Discovery is carrying a five man crew on a ten day mission and will deploy a communications satellite. (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Discovery clears the service str
The Space Shuttle Discovery clears the service str
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, UNITED STATES: The Space Shuttle Discovery clears the service structure 13 July on her way to orbit from launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center. The Discovery will be on-orbit for a planned eight-day mission to place a Tracking and Data Relay satellite in orbit while conducting science and astronomy projects. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read TONY RANZE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on runway
The Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on runway
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - JULY 22: The Space Shuttle Discovery touches down on runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida 22 July at the end of mission STS-70. The Discovery and her five-person crew completed nine-days in orbit that included the successful release of a TDRS-G satellite. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Space Shuttle Discovery climbs into the sky 13
The Space Shuttle Discovery climbs into the sky 13
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - JULY 13: The Space Shuttle Discovery climbs into the sky 13 July on her way to orbit from the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center Florida as condensation flares off the stack. The Discovery will be on-orbit for a planned eight-day mission to place a Tracking and Data Relay satellite in orbit while conducting science and astronomy projects. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Looking forward at the pilot's station
Looking forward at the pilot's station
Looking forward at the pilot's station of the space shuttle Atlantis December 15, 2011 inside orbiter processing facility 2 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Atlantis flew the final mission of the space shuttle program preforming scientific missions along with many missions to the Russian space station Mir and then the International Space Station. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The aft left flight deck of the space sh
The aft left flight deck of the space sh
The aft left flight deck of the space shuttle Atlantis December 15, 2011 inside orbiter processing facility 2 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida where operation of the Canada Arm in tha cargo bay were handled . The Atlantis flew the final mission of the space shuttle program preforming scientific missions along with many missions to the Russian space station Mir and then the International Space Station. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The cargo bay as seen from inside the a
The cargo bay as seen from inside the aft left flight deck of the space shuttle Atlantis December 15, 2011 with the docking adaptor (Lwr C) and the CanadaArm (L) inside orbiter processing facility 2 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida . The Atlantis flew the final mission of the space shuttle program preforming scientific missions along with many missions to the Russian space station Mir and then the International Space Station. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The  US space shuttle Atlantis on March
The US space shuttle Atlantis on March
The US space shuttle Atlantis on March 9, 2012 being transfered from the Vehicle Assembly Building high bay 4 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida waiting transfer to Obiter Processing Facillity 1 as it is readied for display. The Atlantis flew the final mission of the space shuttle program preforming scientific missions along with many missions to the Russian space station Mir and then the International Space Station. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The  US space shuttle Atlantis on March
The US space shuttle Atlantis on March
The US space shuttle Atlantis on March 9, 2012 waiting to enter Obiter Processing Facillity 1 after being moved from the Vehicle Assembly Building high bay 4 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The Atlantis flew the final mission of the space shuttle program preforming scientific missions along with many missions to the Russian space station Mir and then the International Space Station. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 as they are backed away from the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 in the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 as they are parked on the apron of the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Florida with her last crew (STS-133), from L to R, Alan Drew, Nicole Stott, Michael Barrett, Steve Bowen, Pilot Eric Boe and Commander Steve Lindsey. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. AFP PHOTO/Bruce Weaver (Photo credit should read BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies by Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
People stand on the roof of the US Labor
People stand on the roof of the US Labor
People stand on the roof of the US Labor Department as US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies by in Washington,DC on April 17, 2012 as it arrives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to be displayed at the National Air and Space museum near the US capital. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Crowds gather on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol to watch as space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over the U.S. Capitol during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: School children on a tour watch as space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over the U.S. Capitol during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: School children on a tour watch as Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over the U.S. Capitol during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the National Mall in Washington,DC on April 17, 2012 as it arrives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to be displayed at the National Air and Space museum near the US capital. AFP PHOTO/ MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, flies over the U.S. Capitol during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies over the National Mall in Washington,DC on April 17, 2012 as it arrives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to be displayed at the National Air and Space museum near the US capital. AFP PHOTO/ MLADEN ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
IN FLIGHT, FL - APRIL 17: In this handout provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is teathered to the back of NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, just after leaving NASA's Kennedy Space Center April 17, 2012 over Florida. The oldest and most traveled vehicle in NASA's space shuttle program, Discovery will be placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Glenn Benson/NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
IN FLIGHT, FL - APRIL 17: In this handout provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is teathered to the back of NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, just after taking off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center accompanied by T-38 jet April 17, 2012 over Florida. The oldest and most traveled vehicle in NASA's space shuttle program, Discovery will be placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Glenn Benson/NASA via Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Space shuttle Discovery teathered to the back of NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, flies by the Washington Monument during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17: Space shuttle Discovery teathered to the back of NASA 905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, flies during a flyover of the nation's capital on its final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft lands at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC, area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, sits on the tarmac after it landed at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC, area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, sits on the tarmac after it landed at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC, area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC Area, To Be Permanently Housed At Smithsonian
CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 17: Members of the press photograph the Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, after it landed at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC, area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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