According to International Business Times, Nasa is preparing the space shuttle Discovery for its final launch into space after serving as the space agency's workhorse for 27 years.
To say Discovery has earned its retirement is an understatement. Assembly for the Discovery Shuttle finished in 1983 and the next year it flew into space for the first time.
Since its creation, it has flown to orbit more than any other craft. It has had 180 astronauts fly aboard, taken 38 trips and spent 352 days in orbit, almost a full year. In has taken more than 5,600 trips around the Earth.
|Scientists scale new heights underwater|
|Fear can be smelled|
|Tiny chance of planet collision|
|LabRats: You May Now Begin the Experiment|
|The Scale of the Universe: Cary Huang's Interactive Site Puts Big and Small Into Perspective|
|“A company headquartered in Toronto runs a successful affordable mobile phone service in the US.”|
|“Civilisation is a movement, and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbour.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Lighter, more affordable, personal rapid transit: self-driving bikes.”|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Somebody Needs to Build a New Facebook Stat|
|“Inhibiting this pathway has extended life span in every species studies to date.”|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Facebook, Twitter Users Could Face Insurance Hikes|
|“Artificial intelligence can detect your sexuality and politics just by looking at your face.”|