VIDEO: Space Shuttle Discovery Leaves Brevard For Last Time

By  //  April 17, 2015

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departed for last time three years ago today

ABOVE VIDEO: On the morning of April 17, 2012 Space Shuttle Discovery rode on the back of a 747 leaving Kennedy Space Center for the final time, heading to it’s new home at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. This is just a small glimpse at her beauty as she soared slow and low over the Space Coast one final time giving us one more chance to hold our breath and be amazed. (Great Scott Productions video

“Their hard work and dedication gave us all something to be so proud of here in the United States.”

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As America looks forward to the day we are sending men and women back into space from our beautiful Space Coast, let’s take a moment to remember all the men and women who made the shuttle program possible.

Their hard work and dedication gave us all something to be so proud of here in the United States.

While we don’t currently see manned space flights, we know that there are thousands and thousands of people who still dedicate their lives every day to propelling the United States back to the top when it comes to space exploration. It’s hard to believe that this video is from exactly 3 years ago.

I headed out with my video camera hoping to make it to the beach to watch Discovery making her piggy back trip to Washington DC. As you can see from the video, there was no chance of that happening as traffic had come to a standstill on the Pineda Causeway.

I had very little time to set up and as soon as I got the camera turned on I started recording. The moment was magical and very emotional. This was history and I knew it would be a moment that I would remember for a long time. I had tears in my eyes as I tried to follow Discovery’s turn just south of the causeway and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

I pulled over thinking I wouldn’t get a good shot and almost turned around in the median and went home. Just then I caught a glimpse of the 747 approaching from the north and jumped out of my car and ran to get my tripod and camera set up.

I didn’t realize it was coming right then.

I had very little time to set up and as soon as I got the camera turned on I started recording. The moment was magical and very emotional. This was history and I knew it would be a moment that I would remember for a long time.

I had tears in my eyes as I tried to follow Discovery’s turn just south of the causeway and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was.

There was no sounds of cheers from all the onlookers. We all knew it was sad to see her go and we just watched in awe and respect.

– Jennifer Scott, Proud Brevard County Resident

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