Discovery Soars On Final Mission

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com

Shuttle Discovery thundered away from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the last time on Feb. 24, piercing the sunny Florida skies with the final pieces of the International Space Station (ISS) and a legacy already rich in achievement.

NASA’s oldest orbiter at 27 years, Discovery lifted off on her 39th flight at 4:53 p.m. EST and climbed steeply on a northeasterly trajectory that will lead to a 13th docking ...

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