Reddit user Crooooow was flying from Florida to Chicago when the pilot announced that passengers could see something interesting out of the window if they looked quickly. Crooooow’s quick-thinking girlfriend snapped a picture.
That’s STS-133, the Space Shuttle Discovery flying into space for the last time. As NASA says on their Flickr account (More pictures! Go see them!):
Discovery, on its 39th and final flight, will carry the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) and Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space to the International Space Station.
Yeah. Robots in space. This *is* that future… or was.