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OV-103 (cn OV-103) "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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A visitor from China posted Fri April 12, 2013:
Clear details! goodjob!

A visitor from - posted Sun March 6, 2011:
Amazing details.

A visitor from Mauritius posted Mon February 28, 2011:
Beautiful -- incredibly, Paulo M

A visitor from Belgium posted Mon February 28, 2011:
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!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon February 28, 2011:
Farwell Discovery and we will miss you.

A visitor from - posted Sun February 27, 2011:
I am really going to miss these birds

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun February 27, 2011:
A piece of history captured.

A visitor from Italy posted Sun February 27, 2011:
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.

A visitor from France posted Sun February 27, 2011:
Great shot! Congrat'

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun February 27, 2011:
Last take off discovery!This sure is an icon.I assume they preserve this legend.Thnx for a very clear pic.

A visitor from - posted Sun February 27, 2011:
Wonderfully accurate exposure! A historic shot of a historic mission.

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
The last Nantucket Sleigh Ride...

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
Thank you Discovery! this shot will be memorable. last flight of the Discovery. She will be retired.

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
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

A visitor from Venezuela posted Sat February 26, 2011:
Superb picture Suresh, you really know to caught a very special moment like this one!

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
My favorite shuttle! Have fun and be safe!*****

A visitor from - posted Sat February 26, 2011:
Awesome shot as always Suresh!

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