As Fstoppers' resident aviation dork, I felt compelled to share these incredible images of the last time Space Shuttle Discovery will take to the air. Discovery was recently retired, and has been ferried from her home in Florida to it's final resting place, the Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum. Not only is the entire process of ferrying a shuttle a technological marvel in and of itself, the photos that Nasa takes aren't half bad, either.
Imagine having this kind of access. What a photographer's dream! I know that I'm going to miss it quite a bit; I remember growing up with dreams of being an astronaut. And now I'm a photographer. Strange, this world!
After all is said and done, what do you think the Space Shuttles legacy will be? Incredibly awesome and capable scientific endeavor, or bloated and overpriced program that didn't accomplish much?
All images courtesy of Nasa.