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Space Shuttle Discovery leaves Florida for the last time atop a 747...

Space shuttle Discovery, atop a 747 carrier jet, departs the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday morning, April

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April 2012 - Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is positioned beneath Space Shuttle Discovery in the mate-demate device at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The orbiter was mated to the modified 747 for its flight to Washington, DC on April NASA Photo:

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Space Shuttle Discovery Gets Piggy-Back Ride To Its New Museum Home

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The Discovery space shuttle, mated with a Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over the Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia, USA By: Michael Reynolds / EPA

Final flight    People gather at the base of the Washington Monument to watch as the U.S. space shuttle Discovery, attached to the back of a NASA 747 transport jet, flies over the National Mall on its way to its final home at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, April 17.  Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Space Shuttle Discovery passes the Washington Monument enroute to the Smithsonian in DC via Transporter Jet

People stand on the roof of the U.S. Labor Department as Discovery did a dramatic flyby over Washington, D.C., before landing at Dulles International Airport

D.C. at a standstill as thousands gather to watch Space Shuttle Discovery as it performs flyover on the back of jumbo jet before retirement at Smithsonian

People stand on the roof of the US Labor Department as US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies by in Washington,DC

#Spaceshuttle #Discovery lands @Dulles today. End of an era.

Spot the shuttle: How to see Discovery on final flight to Smithsonian

Display of Rockets, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1982 by Marilyn Bridges

Display of Rockets, Cape Canaveral, Florida, 1982 by Marilyn Bridges

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