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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.


Who Gets The Space Shuttle Discovery When It Lands?

There’s a custody war brewing between interested parties over NASA’s space shuttle Discovery when it finally returns to Earth tomorrow for the final time. Houston’s Johnson Space centre, New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Seattle’s History of Flight Museum, Florida’s Kennedy Space centre, L.A.’s California Science centre, Dayton’s Museum of the United States Air Force and D.C.’s National Air and Space Museum are among 21 institutions vying to care for the shuttle once it’s retired. The cost? $US28.8 million.


Captain Kirk Wakes Up Discovery Crew For The Last Time

On the day of Discovery’s final return to Earth, its crew and the crew of the International Space Station had an amazing wake up call from Captain James T. Kirk himself. I’m sure the astronauts laughed with this one, while trying to hold their emotions in their last mission day.


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