April 4th, 2012
Space Shuttle Discovery shot out beyond our stratosphere some 40 times before being retired last year. You may remember our fair maiden from such adventures as Flying Hubble into Orbit or Servicing The International Space Station.
So, what now for Discovery? We’ve reached the end of the shuttle era and she takes up a fair amount of space. Why not send her to the District of Columbia to be admired by the masses? Why yes, that seems quite appropriate. Lucky for us, NASA feels the same way. TOY STORY 3 SPOILER ALERT: Much like Buzz and Woody, Discovery has fulfilled its mission and will move on to a new home to be fetted with endless events, exhibits, and playtime. Who knows? Maybe it will inspire some young whippersnapper to design its successor.
How does one transport a space shuttle from Florida to the District, anyway?
Tags: one more time
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