Thursday, March 10, 2011

Discovery's final mission

Yesterday, the space shuttle Discovery landed for the final time. Discovery has logged the most days in space of any shuttle, with 352 days in space before this final mission. In other words, after this past 12 day mission it has logged almost a year in space, with over 180 different people having ridden in this shuttle. (from the mission press release)

Discovery is the first space shuttle to retire, to be followed by Endeavor and Atlantis. In honor of this landing, why not check out this video from NASA:

If you want to see some of the still images of the mission check out the image gallery for mission STS-133 (the 133 mission into space) from NASA.

Still hungering for more space information? Why not check out the library's guide.

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