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Cape Canaveral

Media watch as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C. on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Takeoff

After three decades of space service, NASA’s oldest shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic on Tuesday with one final takeoff.

04/17/2012