The Space Shuttle Discovery is moved into the Vertical Assembly Building today, in preparation for the next Shuttle mission to the International Space Station. This may well be the last flight of Discovery. STS 133 While there is a new system on the drawing boards, it will be years before the United States has a manned spacecraft after the shuttles are retired. In the meantime, we will rent space on Russian rockets to get our astronauts into space.
Shuttle Geek – Discovery Rolls Out For Final Mission
September 9, 2010