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Space shuttle retires: Inside fleet leader Discovery

22 June 2011 Last updated at 05:14 BST

As Nasa's space shuttle programme nears its end, the retired craft are being prepared for their new lives in museums around the US.

BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh is one of a handful of journalists given the chance to look inside the fleet leader Discovery before it leaves Florida's Kennedy Space Centre for the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.