The space shuttle Discovery made a stop in Altus (pop. 21,447) in August, as it traveled atop a Boeing 747 that landed at Altus Air Force Base to refuel. The Discovery was en route from its landing site at Edwards Air Force Base near Rosamond, Calif. (pop. 14,349), to its home at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (pop. 8,829).