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April 25, 2012
The suggester says, "The end of an era - captured by one of the people who's been a part of the program. Gorgeous light and a truly historic moment". Discovery's Final Fly-over by *Jbak
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Discovery's Final Fly-over



Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103) flying over the SLF for the last time on it's way to Washington D.C. and the Smithsonian. The Steven F. Udvar-hazy annex of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum will be the new home of Discovery.
Image size
3039x2026px 4.21 MB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/1024 second
Focal Length
120 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 17, 2012, 6:18:55 AM
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Its sad to see a piece of History never getting to fly again, its like clipping the wings of a bird. Take Space Shuttle Columbia for example, she was great without blowing up, until the day she did, and just like Challenger, on its maiden flight, it blew up, only several survived and today are in Museums.

I can see Discovery has Rust on its nose, thats how it gets when the fire forms when the atmosphere contacts with the shuttle. Now lets get off of the others and the science of the Atmosphere and get on to Discovery. She made many Famous Flights, like STS 107, Columbia was suppose to fly STS 107, but Discovery replaced her, today Discovery is a relic of many, many years of the Space Shuttle Program. Discovery reminds of all the others like Atlantis, America(Was An actuall Space Shuttle), Challenger, Columbia, mostly all of them.

Goodbye my friend, see you the enxt time i go to DC