Free ride home
The picture below shows us Space shuttle Discovery mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on April 17 near the U.S. Capitol. Discovery spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 timeas and traveled 148,221,675 miles. Discovery will be transfered to the US National Air and Space Museum.
On the way to the muesum. Image: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Harold Dorwin
“Atlantis and the STS-135 crew touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida just before dawn on July 21, 2011, wrapping up the final mission of the 30-year space shuttle program.“ (Source: NASA)
Quite an emotional moment for anybody like me, who is interested in Aerospace and Aerospace Technology. What’s the next frontier?