Picture by Larry Tanner KSC

Discovery’s final roll out.  November’s launch to the International Space Station will be the last flight for this historic vehicle.  The third orbiter in the Shuttle fleet, Discovery’s first launch was on August 30, 1984.  In April 1990,  it launched the Hubble Space Telescope from it’s cargo bay.  In it’s career, Discovery has flown over 30 missions.  For more information, check out NASA’s Discovery pages, here and here.