Saturday, February 26, 2011

Discovery Has Arrived

International Space Station
The Space Shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station this afternoon as part of the STS-133 mission. This will be the last time that Discovery will dock at the station since the shuttle program is now being phased out.

Discovery was the first shuttle to ever dock at the International Space Station and now it's time for her to retire. It has been an amazing 27 year long career for her.

2 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

It's being phased out?!!! Sad....

We did space this week in my class...

FrankNemecek said...

It's time really. The Space Shuttle was cutting edge when it was designed back in the late-70s.

NASA has a few ideas for its replacement - all of them look impressive. Most of them involve taking off like a conventional aircraft so that it's 100% reusable and has a faster turnaround time.