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Rocketship (Space Shuttle) Discovery launched its final mission on Thursday Feb 24th. In honor of Discovery’s contribution to exploration and innovation, Rocketship remembers some of space shuttle Discovery’s stellar missions (courtesy of NASA).

• Delivery of the Hubble Space Telescope
• Returned John Glenn to space
• First shuttle to return to space following the Challenger & Columbia accidents
• First shuttle to take a Russian cosmonaut to space
• First shuttle to have a female pilot