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!