A portion of the aft section of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-131), Mexico, Baja California, and the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station.
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A portion of the aft section of the docked space shuttle Discovery (STS-131), Mexico, Baja California, and the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station.

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fuckyeahspaceshuttle:

Ready to Fly

On Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery awaits liftoff on its final mission as the Final Inspection Team members complete their examination of the vehicle.
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fuckyeahspaceshuttle:

Ready to Fly

On Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery awaits liftoff on its final mission as the Final Inspection Team members complete their examination of the vehicle.

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Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for STS-124, 31 May 2008

Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off for STS-124, 31 May 2008

The jettisoned external tank photographed from Space Shuttle Discovery during the ascent of STS-124, 31 May 2008.

The jettisoned external tank photographed from Space Shuttle Discovery during the ascent of STS-124, 31 May 2008.

Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-120

Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-120

womeninspace:

Joan Higginbotham gets in position on the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery. For the STS-116 mission Higginbotham was in charge of the transfer of the P-5 truss from the shuttle to the space station.
sources: NASA, NASA

womeninspace:

Joan Higginbotham gets in position on the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery. For the STS-116 mission Higginbotham was in charge of the transfer of the P-5 truss from the shuttle to the space station.

sources: NASA, NASA

astronautswiththemustache:

Astronauts with the moustache (and sunglasses)
On orbit with the STS-26 crew back 25 years ago aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Shown are Mike Lounge, Dave Hilmers, Rick Hauck, George Nelson and Dick Covey.
via Retro Space Images

astronautswiththemustache:

Astronauts with the moustache (and sunglasses)

On orbit with the STS-26 crew back 25 years ago aboard Space Shuttle Discovery. Shown are Mike Lounge, Dave Hilmers, Rick Hauck, George Nelson and Dick Covey.

via Retro Space Images

for-all-mankind:

STS-26 launch, 29 September, 1988.What I’d give to see a launch from THAT close!

for-all-mankind:

STS-26 launch, 29 September, 1988.

What I’d give to see a launch from THAT close!

for-all-mankind:

Space Shuttle Discovery ends an almost 11 day mission on STS-64 by landing at Edwards Air Force Base, 20 September, 1994.

for-all-mankind:

Space Shuttle Discovery ends an almost 11 day mission on STS-64 by landing at Edwards Air Force Base, 20 September, 1994.

for-all-mankind:

Concluding her first flight, space shuttle Discovery lands at Edwards AFB after STS-41-D, 5 September, 1984.

for-all-mankind:

Concluding her first flight, space shuttle Discovery lands at Edwards AFB after STS-41-D, 5 September, 1984.

womeninspace:

Sunita Williams, Joan Higginbotham and a roll of duck tape float near the Space Shuttle Discovery’s hatch in 2006, never leave your duck tape behind!  (x)

womeninspace:

Sunita Williams, Joan Higginbotham and a roll of duck tape float near the Space Shuttle Discovery’s hatch in 2006, never leave your duck tape behind!  (x)

STS-124 launch from inside the flight deck, 31 May 2008