The final Space shuttle Discovery piggyback 747 flight to Washington, DC takes place Tues. April 17, 2012. Watch live stream video online as Discovery is flown atop a NASA modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) to travel in a last journey before retirement, landing at Washington Dulles International Airport to become a part of the exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Watch live streaming video via the embedded video player below. Thereafter check back for full replay video and photos.
UPDATE: Photos and replay video are below.
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In addition to the actual flight, there is ongoing live coverage — including press briefings and news conferences — via the embedded video below.
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You can also find information at the official NASA space shuttle program Web site. NASA also has a site dedicated to the transition of the shuttles from active vessels to museum displays; click here to visit. To learn more about Shuttle Discovery’s final destination, visit the official site of the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
For more on the final flight, see also:
- David Braun’s NatGeo News Watch Story and Photos of Discovery’s interior
- I09 has photos of the preparation of Discovery’s final flight
- Slideshow reveals the extensive preparation of Discovery for flight
Photo credit: NASA/Lori Losey
Watch a preview video below.
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