/ by Eric Dacus

Last shuttle mission: Space shuttle Discovery has reached orbit and is on its way to the International Space Station. “Good to be here,” Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey radioed soon after the three main engines shut off and the external fuel tank was jettisoned. The official launch time was 4:53 p.m. EST.  Sad to see the end of an era. 

Last shuttle mission:

Space shuttle Discovery has reached orbit and is on its way to the International Space Station. “Good to be here,” Discovery Commander Steve Lindsey radioed soon after the three main engines shut off and the external fuel tank was jettisoned. The official launch time was 4:53 p.m. EST. 

Sad to see the end of an era.