After 39 missions totaling 365 days and 22 hours spent in space, Discovery touched down for the final time in March 2011 and will spend its retirement on display at a Smithsonian Institute annex
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Discovery blasted off for the first time on Aug. 30, 1984, en route to a six-day stay in space. The picture was taken from a chase plane by NASA legend John Young, who flew in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programswalking on the moon on Apollo 16 and co
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