Final Landing of Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery just landed for the last time. While it isn’t the Saturn 5 rocket, it has logged 27 years and almost 150,000 miles in space. That’s more than anything we’ve flown since the 1970s.

Here’s a retrospective on Discovery’s last mission.

Of course, each lunar module traveled over three times the distance that Discovery did in its entire career. I’m with Neil DeGrasse Tyson: let’s *leave* Earth orbit again and go to other worlds! :-)

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