SCIENCE -- April 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM EDT
Miles O'Brien Reflects on Discovery's Last Flight, Space Shuttle Shortcomings
Space Shuttle Discovery hitched a ride Tuesday morning from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to Washington D.C.'s Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where it will live out its final days.
Science correspondent Miles O'Brien, who has covered more than 40 space shuttle launches, reports on the event from Cape Canaveral. Here, he reflects on what Discovery's final journey means for Florida, the successes and shortcomings of the shuttle program and what's next for NASA.