After 38 missions to date and more than 5,600 trips around the Earth, it’s the final flight of Discovery – on Mission STS-133. They’re heading to the International Space Station where ESA’s ATV Johannes Kepler has just docked.
Discovery will become the first shuttle to be retired. Only two Space Shuttle missions remain scheduled – Endeavour on Mission STS-134 and Atlantis, reprieved after its ‘final’ flight, on Mission STS-135.
Here’s Nasa TV‘s Space Shuttle Discovery retrospective
Update A suitably stunning launch video for Discovery’s final flight.