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Best Viewing Sites for Discovery's Flyover


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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

www.nasa.gov said:

On Tuesday, April 17, between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT, space shuttle Discovery, mounted on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will fly from Kennedy Space Center to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center.Individuals in the Washington metropolitan area will have the opportunity to see Discovery before it lands at Dulles International Airport.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

As NASA releases photos of this flyby I will be posting some of them in UMs Space Exploration gallery.

Images of the preparations and the take off from Kennedy have already been posted.

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

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Shuttle Discovery makes Washington flypast

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-17743804

Wow!  :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

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April 17, 2012 -- With the end of the shuttle program last year, NASA is beginning to retire the fleet of its most iconic creations.  Follow the space shuttle Discovery as it is flown to its final destination at the Smithsonian Institution in Virginia, reminding us of NASA's successful parlay of American ingenuity into regular low-orbit space travel. Posted Image Read more...



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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

Man there were tears in the eyes Coast to Coast WHen that baby flew over THis is more of a crime to See the End of such an Era, specially that theres no real replacement ! My prayers are will all of the NASA families and employes!
We need to Grab the Bull by the Horns again and Reach into Space !  Time to really vote a Forward thinking Pres.! Not one that will Kill programs Like Exploration ! :tu:

This is a Work in Progress!




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