Discovery at 30.

The Space Shuttle Discovery was rolled out from its Palmdale, California factory thirty years ago this month.

Retired after 39 missions, 365 days in space and travelled almost 150 million miles, she was one of  six shuttles built.

Of the six, one (the Enterprise on the USS Intrepid in New York)  was a prototype that never flew in space,

two (Columbia and Challenger) were lost in accidents and

the rest, including Discovery were permanently retired two years ago and currently reside in museums across the USA.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit KSC

The Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
Credit: NASA/ Jim Grossmann

Of all the shuttles, Discovery was the most travelled of the six.

NASA’s “fun facts about the space shuttle orbiter” shows the total mileage logged by each spacecraft–Challenger (green), Atlantis (orange), Endeavour (red), Columbia (blue), and Discovery (purple).  (Credit: NASA)

That doesn’t mean that the others were goofing off, the amount of miles flown by these amazing craft is pretty spectacular.

All I know is on my next day off, I’m headed to the Los Angeles shuttle exhibit at the California Science Center.  If you are near one of the location or are planning a trip nearby, I highly recommend going to see a major piece of history.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

A Mile In Your Shoes…

As a tribute in appreciation for all of you that subscribe to my blog, I am going to try to write some blog posts that are in line with what I read on your blogs.  Wish me luck, and don’t be too critical please.  You are all experts in your own way.  The first blogout (a blog version of a shoutout) goes to Steve Stones’ Art.

Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

The 2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China was held at the Hangzhou Peace International Exhibition and Conference Center in the city of Hangzhou. The exhibition is an interactive art gallery. Unlike the typical museum or gallery where people just view the exhibits from a distance, visitors to this exhibit are encouraged to touch the paintings and add your own unique expression making the art one of a kind for everyone.  The exhibition ran from July 1 through August 6th. (Photos by China Press/Associated Press)

 

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

 

 

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

 

 

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

 

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

 

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China

2012 Magic Art Special Exhibition Of China
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  I liked them all, but I must say that it seems a lot of people envision themselves with their heads up an animals ass, but what do I know.

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– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +

Norman