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final Touchdown, Discovery by OpticaLLightspeed final Touchdown, Discovery by OpticaLLightspeed
Final touchdown of Discovery, OV-103 at Kennedy's SLF.
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This is sooooooo nice a shot!!! :D  Very, VERY well done!!! :D
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Disco747 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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tawog11 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Me too
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
:):):):):)!!!!!
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:icondisco747:
Disco747 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :) :)
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:iconangel1985:
angel1985 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Discovery's my number one space shuttle!!!
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:iconberrysandcream:
berrysandcream Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Awesome shot! wish I was able to get this close!
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dragonslayero Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Pity it was the last for her...
An era is coming to an end...

OJJ
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belzelga1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
God bless.
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LadyAyakoTami Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would've to have seen its touchdown. Nice shot.
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focallength Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Nice shot. Wish I could have been there.
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! So lucky to be able to see it!
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disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   Photographer
Ah damn! I was watching it live.
I am still considering to get myself a tickets to fly to Florida for Endeavor. Last chance to see the shuttle take off.
I hope that you have more pictures coming?:)
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
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!
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:icondisasterdesigner:
disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   Photographer
Can't wait to see them :)
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
The STS-134 rollout shots are up as are the 2011 Tico Airshow images from Saturday and Sunday. Apparently the single STS-133 landing image currently posted is going to be it for that event.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read it's off to the Air & Space in D.C. now. I have not been their for a few years, but it was over full back then :O_o:
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
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.
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to thank you! :thumbsup:
I did not know about this part of the Air & Space.
I have only ever been to the one that is on the
capital quad (or what ever they call it).
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
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.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Discovery lived up to her name. She served us well. May she rest in peace. Excellent shot, my friend.
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Grouper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Great shot! What a shame.
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Bill, I guess all good things must come to an end sometime......
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hansepe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
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 :D
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
I missed the towback and I really wanted to capture that. SO....I want to see what you got....Hint, Hint!
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hansepe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Message received ;)

Enjoy
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding photo Jim!
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Kevin, I appreciate that!
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
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...
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Endeavour's Rollout has slipped a minimum of 24 hours due to incoming weather tonight. Hopefully we will rollout tomorrow night.
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for letting me know! Do you know if there is a good place to watch from?
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Unfortunately for rollout the only place to see anything is right on the crawler way in front of the VAB. There are no acceptable viewing locations off center.
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah darn, well I will be watching on TV then. :)
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconbytestudio:
ByteStudio Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you Jim!
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your always welcome Ric. Although this is far off my best attempts at shuttle operations images. I'm really struggling with camera/lens issues and I can't quite put my finger on what the problems are.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
one atlantis mission to go
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
First Endeavour (STS-134) then Atlantis (STS-135) if Congress appropriates the funding.
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BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
horray
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:iconopticallightspeed:
OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
She was a great Ship!
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