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Space Shuttle Discovery- SERIOUS mileage!!!

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    S4 Muzza oww! my giant blue head!

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    I was watching some of the live coverage of space shuttle Discovery's final trip to Washington earlier, and was astonished to hear it had covered a grand total of 148 million miles!!! Its been on 39 missions, spent a total of 1 year in space and has orbited the earth almost 6000 times. What an amazing piece of kit. It'll be sad to them all decommissioned, but a well deserved retirement if you ask me!
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    Just been reading about it on the beeb site.I can remember watching the first ever launch in 1981 in Primary school.We were all gathered round the tv to see it.
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    For sale, one careful owner, higher than average miles for year :laugh:
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    I remember the space shuttle on top of a jumbo jet low flying over my school in manchester when i was a kid, Unbelievable it was the full playground went black.
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