One Last Trip Above The Sky for Discovery

Photos of the Day: Sept 21, Wall Street Journal

"Photographers gathered around the space shuttle Discovery, which was sitting on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Tuesday. Discovery is set to lift off Nov. 1 for the International Space Station. Endeavour will follow in February, wrapping up 30 years of shuttle flight."

Bittersweet time as space shuttle program winds down, Huntsville Times

"This is a bittersweet moment for the shuttle team at Marshall as we wind down the shuttle program," said Steve Cash, manager of the Shuttle Propulsion Office at Marshall. "We rolled out the last external tank at Michoud Monday morning and, on Tuesday, we watched shuttle Discovery roll out to the launch pad at Kennedy for the last time."

As shuttle program nears its end, NASA gives employees a personal view

"Large groups from the same work site would travel together to have group photos taken in front of Discovery. Some groups would wear matching shirts while others held signs for the photos. Beth and Jesse Palma, who tied the knot in April, wore their wedding attire for the occasion. "We wanted something different than a standard wedding photo," said Jesse Palma, 27. He and his wife have worked for the contractor United Space Alliance at the Kennedy Space Center since 2008. Beth Palma, 26, works at the launch pad and Jesse works at the orbital processing facility."

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