April 17, 2012  

Folks say their goodbyes to the Enterprise at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. The prototype will be moved to New York to make way for the Space Shuttle Discovery that was flown into Dulles earlier in the day.

April 17, 2012  

Spectators say their farewells to the Enterprise at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

April 17, 2012  

TSA Employees have their photo taken as they stand next to the Shuttle Discovery at its resting place at Dulles Airport.

April 17, 2012  

Discovery arrives at Dulles.

April 17, 2012 

The space shuttle arrives at Dulles airport, bound for its final resting place at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center.

April 17, 2012 

From left to right: Bill Rieke, Jeff Moultrie, Henry T. Taylor and Larry LaRose are members of the NASA 747 crew that flew the Shuttle Discovery to Dulles. They are standing on the runway at Dulles.

April 17, 2012 

Members of the media pull up in an airport shuttle just opposite the Shuttle Discovery that is sitting on the Dulles runway.

April 17, 2012

The jet carrying Discovery taxis along the grounds at Dulles International Airport.

April 17, 2012  

Crowds on the runway watching as the Discovery has just touched down at Dulles just past 11a.m.

April 17, 2012 

Wheels down at Dulles just past 11a.m. The Discovery departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today. It is scheduled for a two-day layover at the airport, where it will be demated from the 747 carrier aircraft it was transported on.

April 17, 2012

The 747 carrying Discovery prepares to land at Dulles.

April 17, 2012  

Discovery makes a final approach to Dulles airport.

April 17, 2012  

Discovery does a final flyover over Dulles airport.

April 17, 2012  

One last flyover for Discovery at Dulles airport.

April 17, 2012   

Nicholas Schmitt, 9, of Boonsboro, Md., waves as Discovery passes atop a modified 747.

April 17, 2012 

Nicholas Schmitt, 9, jumps up and down as the Space Shuttle Discovery atop a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies over the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. From left, are Bill Smith, of Hagerstown, Nicholas Schmitt, his father, Paul Schmitt, of Boonsboro and Landon Smith, 5, of Hagerstown. The shuttle passed by twice before flying by a third time to land.

April 17, 2012

The retired NASA space shuttle Discovery, attached to a Boeing 747, flies by the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center as the 747 dips low over the runways at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, VA.

 April 17, 2012 

Space shuttle Discovery flies over the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va.

April 17, 2012   

A young boy wears an astronaut costume in the parking lot of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012 

Elisabeth Schmitt, 7, draws Jupiter, as she finishes putting all the planets in chalk on the street with the help of friend Madison Smith, 7, while they were waiting for the Space Shuttle Discovery atop a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to fly over the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Her mom Teri Schmitt, with Michael, six months, and Madison who is partly hidden are on the left behind.

April 17, 2012   

Bystanders watch for Shuttle Discovery to fly by Gravelly Point, Arlington, Virginia.

April 17, 2012 

Students at Rachel Carson middle school gather in a parking lot waiting for the space shuttle Discovery, arriving for its final destination at the Udvar Hazy center in Dulles, VA.

April 17, 2012

As viewed from “Top of the Town” in Arlington, VA, an aircraft carrying the space shuttle Discovery is watched by people on top of a building in Arlington, VA .

April 17, 2012  

From left to right: Hashim Pendergast, Christopher Hammett, Kiven Reavis, Brinden Banks, student teacher Rachel Donaldson, Kendall Ward, Jordan Matthews and Heavin Holmes watch the last flight of the space shuttle Discovery at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C . The third grade class of Eagle Academy Public Charter School came to the Capitol just to watch the historic flight.

 April 17, 2012 

Shuttle Discovery files over the Washington Monument.

 April 17, 2012  

Space shuttle Discovery flies over the National Mall and downtown Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012  

From left to right: Helen Dombalis and Meredith Beers watch the last flight of the space shuttle Discovery over the skies from the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

April 17, 2012 

Spectators at the Washington Monument check their camera phones as the space shuttle Discovery flew over the metropolitan area hitching a ride on a jumbo jet on its way to retirement at the Udvar-Hazy museum in Dulles, VA.

April 17, 2012   

Sue Juknavorian photographs her family at the Washington Monument waiting for the space shuttle Discovery which flew over the metropolitan area hitching a ride on a jumbo jet on its way to retirement at the Udvar-Hazy museum in Dulles, VA.

April 17, 2012  

Space shuttle Discovery flew over the metropolitan area as seen from the Washington Monument hitching a ride on a jumbo jet on its way to retirement at the Udvar-Hazy museum in Dulles, VA.

April 17, 2012 

The space shuttle Discovery fllies pass the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012   

Sixth-graders and their escorts visiting the Capitol from from the Stratford Academy in Macon, Ga., watch the final voyage of the space shuttle Discovery as it soars above Washington after a flight from Cape Canaveral, Fla.. At left is French teacher Nathalie Ettzevoglou and at right is Diane Dorogy, a parent escort.

April 17, 2012   

Shuttle Discovery as seen from the North Plaza of the Jefferson Memorial, in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012 

The shuttle Discovery, riding piggy-back on a 747, made fly-by’s over the Washington area today en route to Dulles airport. This is view taken from the roof of the old St. Elizabeth’s Hospital looking toward downtown Washington, D.C. G.S.A. construction workers doing work on a new Homeland Security complex took time to get a view of the passing planes

April 17, 2012   

The space shuttle Discovery arrives in Washington where it will become a permanent installation at the Smithsonian’s annex in northern Virginia.

April 17, 2012

As viewed from “Top of the Town” in Arlington, VA, an aircraft carrying the space shuttle Discovery flies over Washington, D.C .

April 17, 2012 

Cynthia Simms, left, and her daughters – Ayana Simms, center, and Nadiyah Simms, right – take pictures from their 10th floor Marybury Plaza apartment balcony as the space shuttle Discovery rides piggyback on a 747 over the Washington, D.C, area en route to the Smithsonian Institution’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport. “That’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen. That’s history,” Nadiyah saidf about seeing the passing shuttle. “And what an awesome view we have from over here in Marbury Plaza,” added mother Cynthia.

April 17, 2012

People watch the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery from the rooftop of a building on Wisconsin Ave NW as it does a fly over of Washington.

April 17, 2012  

“It’s a sad moment,” says Ada Kulyk, left, as she waves goodbye to the space shuttle Discover after it’s fly over of Washington, D.C. before landing at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy facility in Virginia. Kulyk covered every shuttle launch for Voice of America.

April 17, 2012  

Spectators stand on the corner of 15th and Pennsylvania Ave while looking for the Discovery Shuttle as it arrives in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012  

Shuttle Discovery during second pass along Mall, viewed from Lafayette Square next to the White House with statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C

April 17, 2012   

Onlookers in Lafayette Park wait as the Shuttle Discovery arrives in Washington, D.C.

 

Space shuttle Discovery flies by the U.S. Capitol.

April 17, 2012 

The NASA space shuttle Discovery is seen from the White House’s North Lawn as it is flown over Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012   

The NASA space shuttle Discovery is seen from the White House’s North Lawn as it is flown over Washington.

April 17, 2012   

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 17: Shuttle Discovery as seen from a roof deck in Logan Circle, in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012   

Shuttle Discovery as seen from a roof deck in Logan Circle, in Washington.

April 17, 2012   

Shuttle Discovery is viewed from the rooftops of Burleith, looking south, in Washington.

April 17, 2012   

People stand on the roof of the U.S. Labor Department as U.S. space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA’s 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies by in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012 

Onlookers take photos of the Shuttle Discovery as it flies by the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.

 April 17, 2012  

Tourists, congressional staffers and nearby workers stop at the U.S. Capitol to watch the last flight of the shuttle Discovery.

April 17, 2012 

Shuttle Discovery with the Washington Monument, in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012  

As viewed from “Top of the Town” in Arlington, VA, an aircraft carrying the space shuttle Discovery flies over Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012  

The space shuttle Discovery, atop a 747 carrier aircraft, makes a flyover Washington.

April 17, 2012   

Shuttle Discovery flies over the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

April 17, 2012 

The Space Shuttle Discovery is seen above a residential neighbourhood while being transported on a modified jumbo jet in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

April 17, 2012 

Members of the miltary at Andrews Airforce Base observe the Space Shuttle Discovery as it flies and loops arround the base in Maryland .

April 17, 2012  

Members of the miltary at Andrews Airforce Base observe the Space Shuttle Discovery as it flies and loops arround the base in Maryland.

April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at the Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland.

April 17, 2012 

Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at the Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland.

April 17, 2012  

Space Shuttle Discovery flies over Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland.

April, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at the Andrews Airforce Base in Maryland.

April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery atop a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies over the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA where a crowd gathered to watch.

April 17, 2012 

From left to right: Max Sigrest, 6; Rachel Teufert, 16; Jason Kuhns; Samuel Sigrest, 4; and Piper Sigrest, 15 of Woodbridge, VA, watch as the space shuttle Discovery — bolted to the back of a modified 747 jumbo jet — passes over the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Cente in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012 

The space shuttle Discovery, teathered to the back of a modified 747 jumbo jet, passes over the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012  

People wait for the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery in the parking lot of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012  

Four-year-old Alex Mendez of Sterling, VA, wears a space shuttle costume while he waits with thousands of others for the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012  

People react as they watch the the space shuttle Discovery as it flies over the parking lot of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

April 17, 2012 

Space shuttle Discovery makes a final pass over the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex rocket garden at Cape Canaveral. Among those gathered at KSC were astronauts Hank Hartsfield, who was Commander on STS-41D, Discovery’s maiden voyage, and Charlie Walker, who was a payload specialist on the same mission.

April 17, 2012  

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home flies over the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

April 17, 2012 

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Discovery is being transported to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

April 17, 2012  

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

April 17, 2012  

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at about 7 a.m. EDT. In the background is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building and NASA’s new mobile launcher.

April 17, 2012  

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

April 17, 2012 

The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, takes off headed for its final home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

April 17, 2012  

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet departs the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

April 17, 2012  

The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, takes off headed for its final home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Source : Discovery flies over the DC area – Washington Post (blog)

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