Beautiful! I watched this live on CNN and I felt really emotional knowing that my favourite Shuttle was now retired. Discovery was stubborn before her final launch, but she performed brilliantly during her mission, looked after her crew as she always has, and this smooth landing was the perfect end to her long and illustrious career. Farewell Discovery!
My image take lately has been really limited, however I will go back through the landing images and see if there are any that would be worth posting here on DA. Now tonight (Thursday, March 10) we will be rolling out Endeavour from the VAB in preparation for it's STS-134 mission next month. I will also have images of rollout here too!
It will most likely go over to the Udvay Hazey Smithsonian Air & Space Annex at Dullas Airport in Virginia. If you have not been in a while this Annex is well worth the trip. You'll need more than a day to see eveything this annex has to offer.
In the next year or so, it's a fair bet that the Udvay Hazy Smithsonian Annex could be premiring the Space Shuttle "Discovery" OV-103. On April 12th of this year the NASA administrator will officially announce the three museum locations for the three remaining orbiters. It is a forgone conclusion that the Smithsonian will undoutably recieve Discovery.
Thanks Jim, I was sitting in the wrong place to get a good shot today, but what an awesome sight to see her pass over, turn and come down. I went back out for the trip from the SLF to the OPF too - actually got some photos that I'm going to go through in 3...2...1
It was amazing seeing the landing. I could see the shuttle up until it went below the tree line. I can't believe Discovery is retired now! I wish there was some place to see Endeavours roll out, a lot going on with the shuttles today...