Sic itur ad astra
University student of biology. Science enthusiast & avid tea drinker.

Space Shuttle Discovery – Final Days at NASA by jurvetson on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Click photo to enlarge - it’s 21 megapixels.

The transport plane arrived to ship the Shuttle from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to the Smithsonian museum in D.C.

Here you see Discovery in the enormous Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Behind her is the largest door in the world. It is 456 feet tall and takes 45 minutes to open.

Here is a video (HD) I took as they opened the door and bathed the orbiter with sunlight. I walked all around and under the orbiter before taking some 360° pano shots.