Aviation Photo #1787706 Rockwell Space Shuttle - NASA

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"Discovery" departs High Bay #1 for the last time (39th flight) on the mobile launch platform that she will fly off on STS-133. She has been mated to rest of the stack (ET + 2 SRBs) over the last week. With assembly/checkout done, the crawler-transporter entered, picked up the MLP + "the stack" and carried them to launch pad 39A. Thousands of adoring KSC workers were outside to cheer her on for the 3.5 mile trip at 0.8MPH. So Long Discovery!
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Rockwell Space Shuttle
    Kennedy Space Center
    September 20, 2010
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Photo Added: September 29, 2010

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8 years ago
Suresh, yet another stunner! Tony
8 years ago
Love this photo, kinda sad though. You must work for NASA. Hopefully you're not losing your job. :/
8 years ago
Nice but kinda sad at the same time...
8 years ago
Soon to be gone but never forgoten all good things come to an end can we in the uk have one for disply ? still a cool photo top
draw well done
8 years ago
It will never cease to amaze me at how these things can go into outer space. Every kids dream was to be an astronaut.. too bad the little ones will most likely not have the same dream since the shuttle will be no more.
8 years ago
I will forever miss this sight, and am glad that I had the privilege to see it with my own eyes. God speed Discovery!
8 years ago
Epic. Man's biggest leap in technology in the 20th century.
6 years ago
I saw this on TV. It's amazing how they pulled it up with a crane to stand vertically!

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