- Posted April 17, 2012 by
Cocoa Beach, Florida
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Space to Smithsonian: The shuttle's final journey
Discovery Bids Farewell to Florida's Space Coast
- ssesha, CNN iReport producer
I had the opportunity to watch Discovery make her farewell flyby of the Space Coast this morning from Cocoa Beach, Florida. This shot was taken as she passed in front of us mated to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with their NASA T-38 escort aircraft.
I made the trip down to see this flyby from Jacksonville, Florida last night because Discovery holds a special place in my thoughts because I have a 3” x 5” US Flag and an STS-131 Mission Patch in my US Navy Retirement Sea Chest. These items flew on Discovery during STS-131 in April of 2010 and it was thanks to my wife’s ingenuity that it happened. They are very special treasures to have of the Shuttle Program.
The flyby of Discovery over the Space Coast of Florida was a great tribute to her service for our country.