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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Image description: This morning the Space Shuttle Discovery took a final flight around Washington, D.C. perched on top of a 747 jet before being transferred to its final resting place in the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.
The remaining space shuttles will be transferred to various museums and visitors centers throughout the country.
Space Shuttle Enterprise is scheduled to head to New York on April 23.
Space Shuttle Atlantis will be moved to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the new visitor center to open as early as summer 2013.
Space Shuttle Endeavour will rest in the California Science Center in Los Angeles, tentatively slated to happen in later 2012.
Learn more about NASA’s special 747 jet that transfers the shuttles after their missions are complete.
If you were in DC today and saw the shuttle fly by, you can share your photos from the event.
Photo by NASA.

usagov:

Image description: This morning the Space Shuttle Discovery took a final flight around Washington, D.C. perched on top of a 747 jet before being transferred to its final resting place in the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

The remaining space shuttles will be transferred to various museums and visitors centers throughout the country.

Learn more about NASA’s special 747 jet that transfers the shuttles after their missions are complete.

If you were in DC today and saw the shuttle fly by, you can share your photos from the event.

Photo by NASA.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Discovery Lands for Final Time at Cape Canaveral: After a 13-day mission, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery landed in Cape Canaveral today for the final time. Discovery leaves behind a historic legacy, having made 39 space missions and travelling more than 148 million miles. It has carried nearly 250 crew members in the past 27 years

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