• t-Minus 19:07

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    t-Minus 19:07
    24" x 30" Collector's Poster

    Taken from 'inside the fence' on the actual launch pad, this is an epic view of Discovery. "Caught up in the moment of the spectacle I had to stop and take a moment for myself... Read more about t-Minus 19:07

    $39.95
  • Ready. Set...

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    Ready. Set...
    30" x 24" Collector's Poster

    Every detail of the Shuttle Discovery can be seen in this amazing image as the orbiter is prepped in its final moments before lift off. If you look close... Read more about Ready. Set...

    $39.95
  • The Write Stuff

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    The Write Stuff
    30" x 24" Collector's Poster

    This is a sneak peek behind the scenes at NASA! High Bay 3 hides a little known secret held by astronauts, rocket scientists, technicians... Read more about The Write Stuff

    $39.95
  • SRB's in the VAB

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    SRB's in the VAB
    30" x 24" Collector's Poster

    The Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB's) are prepared for their final flight. Each of these massive rockets weights upwards of 1,300,000 pounds each and... Read more about SRB's in the VAB

    $39.95
  • The Astronauts

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    The Astronauts
    30" x 24" Collector's Poster

    Mission Specialists (pictured from left to right) Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Alvin Drew and Steve Bowen, along with pilot Eric Boe... Read more about The Astronauts

    $39.95
  • Lift Off

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    Lift Off
    30" x 24" Collector's Poster

    Can't you just hear it?  "THREE, TWO, ONE - WE HAVE IGNITION, LIFT OFF!"
    The rumbling of the rockets shakes the spectators to their core... Read more about Lift Off

    $39.95
  • Full Set

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    Full Set
    Own The Entire Discovery Collection for 25% Off!

    Get all nine gorgeous posters to commemorate the legacy of the legendary Space Shuttle Discovery. Flight STS-133 was Discovery's 39th launch... Read more about Full Set

    $269.95

Discovery

As Discovery thundered into the late afternoon sky on February 24th, 2011 for its final voyage into space, Master Photographer Rodney Lough Jr. was there to capture this incredible moment in history. Rodney is widely know for his landscape photography but was invited as a fresh set of eyes to the final launch of the Discovery because his artistic mastery outside of his traditional realm is simply beyond comparison. 

Flight STS-133 was Discovery's 39th launch, and the 133rd launch of the shuttle mission program. Discovery has traveled more miles, made more earth orbits, carried more crew, and logged more time in space than any other in the history of NASA's 30 year shuttle program. Among it many missions, Discovery deployed the Hubble telescope, which has changed the way we look at the universe. Discovery will never launch again. 
 
The race to space that fueled America's national pride and optimism in the 1960s is passing into history, as NASA now retires the shuttle fleet. On April 19th, 2012 Discovery will be officially transferred by NASA into the Smithsonian's collection.
 
With the retirement of Discovery, Rodney Lough Jr. has agreed that these spectacular photographs of Discovery's farewell flight are too important not to share with collectors and space enthusiasts worldwide.   
 
Each poster is printed on archival paper with premium inks, and is hand cut.   
 
Don't miss this opportunity to share these final moments in Discovery's epic history!