They Came In Peace For All Mankind

April 17, 2012

Discovery over the National Museum of Natural History.

Discovery over the National Museum of Natural History.

Discovery approaching the Washington Monument

Discovery approaching the Washington Monument

Discovery passing the Washington Monument.

Discovery passing the Washington Monument.

A side view of Discovery, the transport plane, and the escort.

A side view of Discovery, the transport plane, and the escort.

Departure.

Departure.

The Space Shuttle Discovery moved to its new home at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Discovery was transported on the back of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and was escorted by fighter jets.

Discovery is the oldest remaining spacefaring shuttle, traveled 149 million miles, and is the most-flown human-carrying spacecraft.

I went down the the National Mall and watched the Shuttle make a few passes around DC landmarks.

April 17, 2012

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