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The Discovery shuttle piggybacks past the Washington Monument, marking a 30yr era in spaceflight finally going into the history books, well, actually into the Smithsonian.

The space shuttle Discovery, atop a modifed 747 jumbo jet, rests on the tarmac after landing at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. The Discovery will be put on permanent display at the nearby Smithsonian National Air and Space Museums

Good Bye to a Great Discoverer!

Space shuttle Discovery's last flight – in pictures

Space shuttle Discovery signs off on chapter of Nasa history in ferried flight

Space shuttle Endeavour has returned to California, its state of origin, 21 years after rolling out of the Palmdale assembly facility.

JPL employees, whose space shuttle Endeavour payloads gave us windows to worlds near and far, gazed skyward Sept. 2012 as Endeavour paid the lab a visit before retirement.

Atlas 5 Rocket with NROL-38 Mission Through Doors

Air Force's launch of a spy satellite for the NRO spy agency. launched on June 2012 atop at Atlas 5 rocket.

The space shuttle Discovery is airlifted from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to Washington, D.C., where it will be on display.

Shuttle exits and with it America's dreams

The space shuttle Enterprise moves past the Statue of Liberty as it floats on a barge to the flight deck of the USS Intrepid

The Space Shuttle lands in Manhattan! Enterprise arrives at Intrepid to begin its new life as a New York tourist attraction

In Focus - Shuttles Sail to Their New Homes - The Atlantic -Statue of Liberty

Marine boiler built by the Portland Company, Portland, Maine ca. 1900.  "Here we see a Scotch-type marine boiler being lifted by the Portland Company A-frame derrick and about to be lowered below through an opening in the deck of a vessel tied up at the company pier." Item # 8017 on Maine Memory Network

Marine boiler built by the Portland Company, Portland, Maine ca. 1900. "Here we see a Scotch-type marine boiler being lifted by the Portland Company A-frame derrick and about to be lowered below through an opening in the deck of a vessel tied up at the company pier." Item # 8017 on Maine Memory Network

And website's worth reading! MARS! CURIOSITY!

read the article 'Learn About Me: Curiosity'

The Endeavour passes over the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Wayne Chan of Yahoo! I was there!!!

The Endeavour passes over the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Wayne Chan

Titanic Belfast ... Arts and heritage centre.  Belfast N.Ireland

The Titanic Museum, in Belfast, launched on last March.

Lockheed C-5A Galaxy (L-500) - USA - Air Force | Aviation Photo #2014508 | Airliners.net

Biggest Plane in the U. Galaxy-amazing that it flies!

Endeavour Rolls from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sepulveda Eastway Credit: collectSPACE.com/Robert PearlmanEndeavour rolls from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sepulveda Eastway on October 12, 2012. [See full story.]

Endeavour Rolls from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sepulveda Eastway

One I would like to forget.  But it got me from point a to point b.

My first car was a red 1976 Chevette. It was the only brand new car I've ever owned.

Jelly Shoes..loved my clear jellies, could wear them with anything in the summer

Yup, I admit, I had a pair of lavender Jellie Shoes. I think I even had the Jellie bracelets to match.

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, ands at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. Its journey marked the final scheduled ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program.