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Discovery's final launch. This launch took place at 16:53 EDT on 24 February 2011, from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA. Discovery was part of NASA's Space Shuttle program. It flew 39 missions over a period of 26 years, being retired from service in March 2011. This launch was part of its final mission, STS-133, which took place from 24 February to 9 March 2011.
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