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Retired Space Shuttle Makes Final Voyage

The retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery makes its final voyage to its new home in a Washington-area aviation museum.

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Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), taxis in front of the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Virginia, April 17, 2012. (NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Eric Long)
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Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), taxis in front of the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Virginia, April 17, 2012. (NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Eric Long)

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet flying over the National Mall in Washington, April 17, 2012. (VOA-A. Klein)
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Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet flying over the National Mall in Washington, April 17, 2012. (VOA-A. Klein)

Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet flying over the National Mall in Washington, April 17, 2012. (VOA-M. Hishmeh)
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Space shuttle Discovery atop a 747 carrier jet flying over the National Mall in Washington, April 17, 2012. (VOA-M. Hishmeh)

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), flies over the Washington skyline as seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft, April 17, 2012. (NASA/Robert Markowitz)
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Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), flies over the Washington skyline as seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft, April 17, 2012. (NASA/Robert Markowitz)

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