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[Y!] Discovery leaves space station for the last time

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"Discovery departing," he called out.

Discovery is due back on Earth on Wednesday. It's being retired after touchdown and sent to the Smithsonian Institution for display. NASA's two other shuttles will join Discovery in retirement, following their upcoming missions.
Discovery's astronauts got a special greeting in advance of their space station departure.

Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James Kirk on the original "Star Trek" TV series, paid tribute to Discovery's voyages over the decades.

"Space, the final frontier," Shatner said in a prerecorded message. "These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery. Her 30-year mission: to seek out new science, to build new outposts, to bring nations together on the final frontier, to boldly go and do what no spacecraft has done before."
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I'll miss her.
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i wonder what shatner thinks about our modern space program evolution after playing in star trek...
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i wonder what shatner thinks about our modern space program evolution after playing in star trek...
yeah would be nice to know. And after all the space related stuff he has experienced. At least we know he likes to play a shaman
 
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