SBS presenter Kathy Novak spoke to iconic former astronaut Buzz Aldrin about how he felt watching Discovery's final farewell, and where he thinks NASA is going from here.
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21 Apr 2012 - 10:00 AM  UPDATED 29 Aug 2013 - 11:22 AM

SBS presenter Kathy Novak spoke to iconic former astronaut Buzz Aldrin about how he felt watching the shuttle Discovery soar over Washington DC on its final farewell, and where he thinks NASA is going from here.

This week marked the official end of NASA's space shuttle programme. The now-retired shuttle, Discovery, is settling into its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Northern Virginia, US.

For at least the next three to five years - until commercial passenger craft are available in the United States - NASA astronauts will have to hitch multimillion-dollar rides on Russian Soyuz capsules to get to the International Space Station.