DISCOVERY: Hi, Endeavour.
ENDEAVOUR: What’s up, Discovery.
DISCOVERY: Whatcha doin’?
ENDEAVOUR: Getting mothballed. You?
DISCOVERY: Me too. Sigh.
ENDEAVOUR: I know.
DISCOVERY: No more low-orbit adventures, friend.
ENDEAVOUR: Yeah. (Beat.) I miss space already.
DISCOVERY: Me too.
ENDEAVOUR: Hey, at least the International Space Station is still in, well, space.
DISCOVERY: I guess. (Wistful.) I’m gonna miss that solar-powered assemblage of trusses and modules.
ENDEAVOUR: She really did glisten in the Sun, didn’t she?
ENDEAVOUR: Sigh. (Looks up, into sky.) Hang in there, buddy.
DISCOVERY: You mean hang up there, don’t you?
ENDEAVOUR: There’s no “up” in space, duh.
DISCOVERY: Oh yeah.
(Photo of the retired space shuttles Discovery [r.] and Endeavour being readied for display while at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by Frankie Martin / NASA via the Telegraph)