Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) flying over the SLF for the last time on it's way to Washington D.C. and the Smithsonian. The Steven F. Udvar-hazy annex of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum will be the new home of Discovery.
The suggester says, "The end of an era - captured by one of the people who's been a part of the program. Gorgeous light and a truly historic moment". Discovery's Final Fly-over by *Jbak (
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See this image pretty well, Deviants. This is the last time we will watch this. A shuttle being transported by a Boeing 747. It looks like it was yesterday, in the year 1981, where we began researching on a re-usable space machine, baptized as the spaxe shuttle. In how many missions they have been, that helped in the space lab, the first lab in space proving if a man could survive being in outer space, the the Challenger, we must remember those poor souls ´´that went in the shuttle in an attempt to touch the face of god`` as R. Reagan said. And the last but not the less clever, the Discovery, the shuttle that helped to asemmble the Hubble telescope, repair it, and then arming the International Space Station. Save this image, print it, and tell your children and grandchildren about it.
Its sad to see a piece of History never getting to fly again, its like clipping the wings of a bird. Take Space Shuttle Columbia for example, she was great without blowing up, until the day she did, and just like Challenger, on its maiden flight, it blew up, only several survived and today are in Museums.
I can see Discovery has Rust on its nose, thats how it gets when the fire forms when the atmosphere contacts with the shuttle. Now lets get off of the others and the science of the Atmosphere and get on to Discovery. She made many Famous Flights, like STS 107, Columbia was suppose to fly STS 107, but Discovery replaced her, today Discovery is a relic of many, many years of the Space Shuttle Program. Discovery reminds of all the others like Atlantis, America(Was An actuall Space Shuttle), Challenger, Columbia, mostly all of them.
Goodbye my friend, see you the enxt time i go to DC
This event was so special and you wanna know what I did? I DITCHED SCHOOL AND CHASED IT! I never felt so happy, sad, angry, miserable, excited, and tired at the same time whenever I see it but this shot is so beautiful!
I was only a few months old when the Challenger disaster occurred, but it left its memory on me, and I've been interesting in the space program ever since. This shot very nicely captures the sunset of the Shuttle program, with what looks like a sunset reflecting off the paint of the airplane's nose, the soft ambers on the orbiter's body. Or it could be a sunrise and I'm an idiot. But, very nicely shot. I have to ask, how did you capture this shot? I have to guess you were able to fly parallel in another plane and shoot through a really clean window? Love it!
in my time I grew up watching several of these shuttle not make back to earth. I feel that Nasa should not give up on a aircraft like this. I agree that these birds need to be parked after so many trips but I truly think that Nasa needs to come up with a new design that will surpass these Birds. If a CEO of Virgin Mobile can make a two part aircraft [link] that can half way or more than Nasa can do the same.
This is so cool dude. I remember seeing it fly over my work that day, everyone was all spazzing out to get a picture of it.XD I tried to even get a video of it, but it was horrible. This is a very nice shot. Congratz on the DD too!
Thank you Discovery and all the other shuttles that took us from our homes whether by TV or by actually being on board and let us catch a glimpse of what only Science Fiction could dream of in the early part of the 1900's. The sacrifices by the men and women that do this dangerous work that we all consider so mundane will never be forgotten by me. I pray for a time when the country can once more fly a ship into the heavens, when NASA isn't an all but forgotten entity by not only the people but the very government. Farewell and God speed.