Did you get a chance to see it? You know, the last fly by of the Space Shuttle Discovery! If you were anywhere near downtown today you might have got a chance to see the low flyover of space shuttle piggy backed on a 747. DC residence and tons of tourist got a peek and surely snapped a few photos. Heres a little bit of info where the shuttle heads next....
After decades of providing NASA's primary support in maintaining and launching the Space Shuttle fleet, the United Space Alliance (USA) workforce watched with pride today as Space Shuttle Discovery departed Kennedy Space Center on the back of a modified 747 jet, bound for its new home at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum annex in Virginia.
USA, which has served as NASA's prime Shuttle contractor since 1996, is responsible for preparing each of the three orbiters – Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour – for museum display, and is assisting in transporting the vehicles to their new locations in Virginia, California, and the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex in Florida. USA is also assisting in preparing Enterprise and transporting the vehicle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.
As for me, I missed it being stuck in our beloved Metro DC Traffic! If you got a decent picture, email it to email@example.com and we can add it to our gallery of DC pics. If you missed it like me, then I'll see you in the air & space museum.
Photo By Miri T