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March 9th, 2011
08:53 AM ET

Former NASA astronaut reflects on Discovery's final mission

Space Shuttle Discovery will be touching down on earth for the last time Wednesday, bringing an end to its 27-year career.

Former NASA astronaut Col. Bob Springer flew on Discovery in 1989 and talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the space shuttle's final mission and legacy.

Filed under: Science • U.S.
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Fred Robinson

    Discovery is the best thing about the shuttle program. Lady Luck was smiling at this remarkable voyager throughout her lifetime. Chances are we will not see her like again.



    March 10, 2011 at 9:34 am |
  2. ronvan

    Like all of us who get old we need to realize it is time to slow down and enjoy life. Discovery has been a magnificent ship, her accomplishments great. Let her retire in glory and let people have the chance to see her in all her greatness.

    March 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm |