This is just cool. I love watching the Space Shuttle take off.

I’m deeply saddened that we “can’t” afford to build another updated Shuttle. If we quit giving tax breaks to the wealthy we could afford a few things around here.

From MSNBC:

Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.

“What took you guys so long?” asked the space station’s commander, Scott Kelly.

Discovery should have come and gone last November, but was grounded by fuel tank cracks. It blasted off Thursday with just two seconds to spare after being held up by a balky ground computer.

“Yeah, I don’t know, we kind of waited until like the last two seconds,” said shuttle commander Steven Lindsey.
The linkup occurred 220 miles above Australia.