Three Air Force Academy graduates are leading the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-133, its final scheduled mission that began with liftoff from Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., on Feb. 24, 2011, shown here. Discovery's pilot is Col. Eric Boe, a 1987 academy graduate. The mission commander is retired Col. Steven Lindsey, a 1982 graduate. Col. Alvin Drew, who graduated in 1984, is the mission specialist. The 11-day mission is to support the International Space Station.
Air Force photo by Jonathan Gibson
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