The Final Mission


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(Comments from friend who took these pics)

AT FIRST I WAS WONDERING WHY A SHUTTLE IS BEING DELIVERED TO ANDREWS AFB, THEN CONCLUDED THAT IS IT PROBABLY DESTINED FOR THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM, AND ANDREWS WOULD BE THE CLOSEST MILITARY INSTALLATION WHERE IT COULD LAND AND BE SECURED. IT WILL PROBABLY BE PREPPED THERE AND TRANSPORTED OVER BY A HUGE TRUCK OR SEVERAL TRUCKS.

Great pictures.

These photos are awesome!!!! Some got to see this fly over Andrews AFB in Maryland once, sure didn't look this big..... I sure wish I had been there for this landing !!!

Shuttle Discovery on the 747 Landing. You can't get a better premier showing than this - Check the burned and missing tiles on the shuttle. Most people don't get to take or see shots like these.

From NASA) Between the first launch on April 12, 1981, and the final landing on July 21, 2011, NASA's space shuttle fleet -- Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour -- flew 135 missions, helped construct the International Space Station and inspired generations.

Shuttle Flights at NASA

Main shuttle index at NASA


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