Share this on:
 E-mail
155
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Approved for CNN

  • Click to view JoelG0620's profile
    Posted April 17, 2012 by
    JoelG0620
    Location
    Kennedy Space Center, Florida
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Space to Smithsonian: The shuttle's final journey

    JoelG0620 and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Shuttle Discovery's final flight
    More from JoelG0620

    Farewell, Discovery

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JoelG0620, of Lakeland, Florida, shot this picture at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, April 17. 'I have attended over 15 shuttle launches...I saw the opportunity to view Discovery's departure as a historic moment in our space program,' he says. 'It was bittersweet to see it leaving the space center knowing it won't return but also knowing that it will be on display as an example of the most complex machine ever built.'
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    It was a bittersweet day at Kennedy Space Center as the shuttle Discovery left the ground one last time. Part retirement celebration and part funeral,, the oldest remaining shuttle in the fleet departed Florida and headed for its final home in Washington DC.

    This photo is from the final flyover of the Shuttle Landing Facility as the shuttle - a veteran of 39 missions and 149 million miles traveled - left behind its home for the past 28 years.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story