Spectacular video of space shuttle Discovery’s final lift-off, taken from cameras mounted on the solid rocket boosters
It’s nearly 30 minutes, but you might as well watch the whole thing. There are several moments of breath-taking imagery.
We’re nearing the end of an era. There are only two more planned shuttle missions before the program ends, and funding for either of them is not guaranteed. If current plans hold, shuttle Atlantis will fly mission STS-135 - the final flight of the space shuttle program - in mid-2011.