Sunday, March 6, 2011

Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shuttle Discovery pauses in between Orbiter Processing Facility-3 and the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) during a move called "rollover" on September 9th, 2010.

Once inside the VAB, the shuttle will be joined to its solid rocket boosters and external fuel tank. Later, Discovery was scheduled to "rollout" to Launch Pad 39A for its launch to the International Space Station on the STS-133 mission.

(NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis)

More marvellous collection of images from the history of Discovery at the Atlantic website

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