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Space Shuttle Discovery takes its final flight

The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final flight Tuesday morning aboard a modified Boeing 747 to Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., traveling to its future home at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The flight began at 7 a.m. at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and…

Shuttle Discovery ‘ready to fly’ on last space mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – NASA said Tuesday the space shuttle Discovery is “ready to fly” on its final mission to the International Space Station and weather looks good for launch on February 24. “Over the last few months the team has been very busy effecting repairs to the external tank…