NASA Dismantling Discovery For Retirement

Piece by piece, workers are removing parts from the space shuttle Discovery to prepare it for its life after spaceflight.

Discovery completed its 39th and final mission this month.

This week, NASA workers are removing the forward reaction control system in preparation for the shuttle's display.

The system's plumbing contains deadly rocket fuel.

When the shuttles are put on display, they will have mocked-up or space engines and will look complete. Only the workers will know what's gone.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden is expected to decide in April where the retired shuttles will be displayed.

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