Today, NASA‘s Space shuttle Discovery took its final flight to Smithsonian to hold there in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Virginia annex on permanent display as the icon of world’s most flown spacecraft in history.
After making over 39 successful missions in over 27 years, the retired Shuttle Discovery took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:58 a.m, by taking a piggyback ride on a Boeing 747, also known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Flight is expected to arrive in D.C. between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
[Via: Space Shuttle Discovery Takes Off on Final Flight to the Smithsonian Space.com]
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