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Post-script: A farewell to Discovery

Photo by Stephen TrimbleWatching the Discovery riding piggy-back aboard an equally ancient 747 over the Potomac River this morning was moving, especially after it was gone. It felt like seeing the last of something. NASA's space shuttle came from the...
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Visiting the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center

Transportation / Commercial Aviation : Airline Reporter (2 years ago)

The Shuttle Endeavour rides to Los Angeles about a specially modified NASA 747 – Photo: Kevin Epstein – Aviation Photographic When the final shuttle mission was flown by Atlantis, on July 8th 2011, the end of the NASA space shuttle ... Read Post

How Astronauts Eat Cheeseburgers in Space

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (yesterday)

Back in 1985, Mexican astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela brought some tortillas in space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, and ever since then, NASA astronauts have been using them to “contain” their food while in zero gravity. Pictured ... Read Post

SPOTTED: Discovery's last ride ... right over our office!

Transportation / Commercial Aviation : FlightBlogger (3 years ago)

Photo by Stephen TrimbleAs seen over the Alexandria (Virginia) waterfront about 15 minutes ago...Space Shuttle Discovery atop the Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft on its final flight to Washington-Dulles, where it will join the c... Read Post

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