Goodbye, Discovery: Legendary Shuttle Takes Its Final Flight

The Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride today on NASA’s 747 to National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. It’s yet another period at the end of the melancholy final paragraph of the Space Shuttle program. So long, Discovery. And thank you for the memories.

The Best Shot Of The Space Shuttle's Amazing Goodbye Flight You'll See Today

The Space Shuttle Discovery just made its last flight ever atop a 747, where it’ll be laid to rest at the Smithsonian for the public to appreciate. We won’t see something like this again for a long, long time.

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies To Its Retirement Home

The Space Shuttle Discovery will make its final airborne journey tomorrow. The storied spacecraft will be ferried on the back of a Boeing 747 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Dulles International Airport outside Washington DC. The plane’s final destination is the nearby Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Holy sadness.

Space Shuttle To Terrify Washington DC With Low Flyover

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.

How Many Explosions, How Much Duct Tape And How Many Myths Have The MythBusters Busted?

Everyone’s favourite iconoclastic show, Mythbusters, has been around for 9 years, 10 seasons and 187 episodes. Ever wonder what they’ve done with all that TV time? Well how about testing 833 myths, conducting 2,510 experiments and using 12,247kg of explosives?

Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week

Shark Week, the brainchild of a stoned Discovery Channel employee that became a national holiday, starts officially tonight at 9PM. But you don’t need no stinkin’ designated week. Live every week like it’s Shark Week with the help of Giz!

Jaw Dropping 360 Degree View Of Space Shuttle Discovery's Cockpit

Ever wanted a close up view of a space shuttle’s instrument panel? This amazing 360 degree virtual panorama was taken inside the Discovery’s flight deck during its decommissioning in the Orbiter Processing Facility.

Why Can't I Just Watch TV On The Goddamn Internet?!

News Corp, Viacom and Discovery issued formal complaints to Time Warner this week, demanding the cable provider remove any of the trio’s channels (MTV, FX, Discovery, etc.) from their iPad app, which streams live television to cable subscribers while they’re at home. Today, Time Warner caved and removed the channels.

Watch The Last Landing Of Discovery

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.

Final Touchdown: All The Facts About Discovery

On February 24, 2011, the space shuttle Discover launched for the last time ever. Today, 12 days later, it’s back on Earth after a farewell wake up call by Captain Kirk.