Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era.
NASA's most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, was fueled Thursday for its final voyage after nearly three decades of service.
NASA completed fueling the space shuttle Discovery Thursday, several hours ahead of its final launch to the International Space Station scheduled for 4:50 pm (2150 GMT).
After 143 million miles and nearly a year all told in orbit, space shuttle Discovery is poised to blast off Thursday one last time.
(AP) -- NASA is just two days out from sending space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage after a nearly four-month delay.
(AP) -- After a four-month grounding of the space shuttle fleet, NASA's countdown clocks started ticking again Monday for Discovery's final ride into orbit.
(AP) -- Discovery's astronauts are back at Kennedy Space Center for a launch attempt.
NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs.
Inspectors found no damage to the Space Shuttle Discovery or to its external reserve tanks after a thin multi-piece measuring tool fell during repair work, NASA said Thursday.
(AP) -- NASA is checking space shuttle Discovery to see if it was damaged by a dropped tool.