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Space Shuttle Discovery taking its last space trip…..

 

The space shuttle Discovery is prepared for launch to the Interational Space Station, its final mission on a mission to the International Space Station.

 

The Space Shuttle Discovery mated to it’s booster rockets waits for it last voyage…..

(AP)

“Am I sad because this is Discovery’s last mission? I am. I would love to see Discovery continue to fly, as would everybody else that I work with as well,” says Stephanie Stilson of Kennedy Space Center in Florida, who leads the ground crews that take care of Discovery between its flights. “We all would love to see the shuttle program continue for years and years.”

But NASA plans to retire its aging fleet this year. Each of the shuttles has just one flight left. After that, they are slated to become museum exhibits. And NASA astronauts will have to be ferried up to the International Space Station first by the Russian space program, then possibly by commercial space companies…..

 

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February 24, 2011 Posted by | Aircraft, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Space, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments