The Space Shuttle Program: End of an Era

By  //  April 18, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The grand lady is on her final journey home.

After 27 years of service to America, Space Shuttle Orbiter Discovery left Brevard this morning bound for a museum in Washington, D.C.

NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off this morning on the back of a converted Boeing 747 jetliner bound for its permanent resting place in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The jet carrying Discovery was the same aircraft used to deliver the orbiter to Kennedy Space Center in 1983.