Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Discovery's Final Flight

With the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet, the crafts are now being turned over to the museums to which they were assigned. Today was Discovery's turn, which is going to end up at the Udvar-Hazy Center (this museum is a highly recommended visit when in the DC Metro Area) As it made its last flight atop a modified 747, it lapped the National Mall three times at a low altitude. Many gathered to view this amazing craft and it was quite the bittersweet moment. Below is the video of its final flight over The Mall.

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