After the return to Earth that took place yesterday the Space Shuttle Discovery has been retired. At the end of this mission the Space Shuttle Discovery has flown nearly 150 million miles during 39 flights for a total of 5,247 orbits in 322 days divided over 27 years of distinguished service and in this case it’s not just rhetoric. With these numbers the Discovery is the spaceship that was used the most.
In Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA, the Fountaindale Public Library is being officially inaugurated, a new high-tech library costing nearly $40 millions. This new library is equipped with TV screens because it has in its catalog DVDs as well, over one hundred terminals connected to the Internet and automated systems for managing the loans, all divided over three floors.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 99-83 but the final score doesn’t reflect the Lakers dominance as at the beginning of the second half their lead reached even 30 points.
Yesterday the NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat was dominated by the Texans who won 125-95 wth a great Manu Ginobili while LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had many problems.
Ettore Messina has resigned as coach of Real Madrid after the team yesterday lost a game valid for the final round of the Euroleague Top 16 against Montepaschi Siena. Actually the game didn’t matter because Real Madrid had already clinched the first position in the its group but Messina didn’t accept his players’ attitude and after the defeat he also apologized to the fans.