The Discovery Space Stations Last ever flight was March 2011
Crew aboard the Discovery space station are usually woken up to Music, but to mark the history of discovery before she is retired and returned back to earth the crew was woken up to a special messaged recorded by William Shatner
Set to the theme tune of Star Trek William Shatner recorded the iconic words of Captain Kirk, but with a slight twist for the crew of Discovery who where on their last Mission aboard Discovery.
The star of Star Trek words to discovery were:
‘ Space, the final frontier ‘
‘ These have been the voyages of the space shuttle Discovery.’
‘Her 30-year mission; to seek out new science, to build new outposts, to bring nations together on the final frontier, to boldly go and do what no spacecraft has done before.’
when I heard this it sent a tingle through my cheeks, I’m not even a Star Trek Fan.
The astronaut who sent the message back could have been a bit more excited though, if that was me my first words (shouted back :)) would have been ‘ COOL, that was awesome’ :)
Discovery is to be Decommissioned after 30 years of Space flight orbiting the earth conducting scientific experiments and not to forget taking some awesome Photographs of the earth from space.
We salute you Discovery!, may your attribute to the space program never be forgotten by history and may ever child know your name :).