Aviation Photo #1873436: Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA


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  • Suresh A. Atapattu
    NASA
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell
    OV-103
    OV-103
    Kennedy Space Center
    Florida
    USA
    February 24, 2011
  • 199

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February 26, 2011
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"Discovery" starts accelerating and her roll to get into the orbital insertion angle for the very last time. At this moment she has 142,917,535 miles on the odometer and will accrue approx. 5 million more. If you look closely, the red uniform of Commander Steve Lindsey in the front cockpit's side window. As designed two covers of the front reaction control system nozzles are falling of with one about to be burned in the lower part of the picture and other is at the mid deck level. So long Discovery!
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Comments (17)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Awesome shot as always Suresh!
Anonymous
5 years ago
My favorite shuttle! Have fun and be safe!*****
Anonymous
5 years ago
Superb picture Suresh, you really know to caught a very special moment like this one!
Anonymous
5 years ago
A beautiful image and a truly awesome shot,,, thanks for sharing... but is it an airliner??? i suppose it is... thanks for the wonderful picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you Discovery! this shot will be memorable. last flight of the Discovery. She will be retired.
Anonymous
5 years ago
The last Nantucket Sleigh Ride...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wonderfully accurate exposure! A historic shot of a historic mission.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Last take off discovery!This sure is an icon.I assume they preserve this legend.Thnx for a very clear pic.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot! Congrat'
Anonymous
5 years ago
Suresh... there are no words to describe this epic shot.
It is a milestone, since it's the last lift off of the Discovery: I'm pretty nostalgic of the time gone and of the fact that I will never have the possibility to gaze in wonder a shuttle lift off live.
Thanks for sharing with us this astonishing shot!
Congratulations!
Matteo S.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A piece of history captured.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I am really going to miss these birds
Anonymous
5 years ago
Farwell Discovery and we will miss you.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thank you Suresh. For those around the World who cannot be there for the final Shuttle flights, you have captured a beautiful moment! I remember Discovery's first lift-off, farewell!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful -- incredibly, Paulo M
Anonymous
5 years ago
Amazing details.
Anonymous
3 years ago
Clear details! goodjob!