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Space shuttle Discovery attached to a modified NASA 747, heading for it's final home at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia.

The space shuttle Discovery making a final flight before going to it's new home at the Smithsonian National Air & Space museum in Chantilly, Virginia.

washington, dc: smithsonian air and space museum

washington, dc: smithsonian air and space museum, all a blur. I know I was there when I was 17 but it was not a great time, want to go back and see all I forgot and missed.

Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.

NASA - Rockwell Space Shuttle - The two most flown orbiters meet for the final time. "Atlantis" is lined up to enter OPF to finish her transition and retirement. "Discovery" is done and has just vacated OPF and will soon depart KSC for the last time.

Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-Over

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April 15, 2012 -  Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) NASA-905 is positioned beneath Space Shuttle Discovery in the mate-demate device at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The orbiter was mated to the modified 747 for its flight to Washington, DC on April 17, 2012.     NASA Photo: KSC-2012-2218

April 2012 - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is positioned beneath Space Shuttle Discovery in the mate-demate device at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The orbiter was mated to the modified 747 for its flight to Washington, DC on April NASA Photo:

Discovery in flight over Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Space shuttle Discovery signs off on chapter of Nasa history in ferried flight

Discovery in flight over Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the final mission of the program in 2011

D.C. at a standstill as thousands gather to watch Space Shuttle Discovery as it performs flyover on the back of jumbo jet before retirement at Smithsonian

The Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the final mission of the program in…

Very cool thing indeed.  Discovery on its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Shuttle Discovery flies over nation's capital

Discovery on its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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