The US capital is a little uptight — particularly after 9/11, it's easy to send the calm city of lobbyists and think tank dweebs into a frenzy. Here's an idea: let's blast a space shuttle strapped to a 747 over everyone's heads.
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This is how Discovery approached and landed safely on Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center, after successfully completing mission STS-133. Everyone loves the Space Shuttle launches, but the landings are quite exciting too - and terrifying, after the Columbia disaster. I love the pilot view with the HUD.
NASA has released this beautiful, crystal-clear video of Discovery's launch. It was taken from an HD camera mounted on the left solid rocket booster, during the STS-133.