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NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery flew it's final flight on April 17, 2012, soaring over Washington, D.C. on it's way to a permanent installation at Dulles International Airport. After 30 years, NASA ended the space shuttle program last summer.
The Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747, and trailed by a USAF warplane, makes a pass over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and US Capitol along The Mall, Washington, DC, as it makes its way to Dulles International Airport, where it will be taken for retirement to the Smithsonian Museum's Udar-Hazy Center, April 17, 2012. UPI/Mike Theiler
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NASA's space shuttle "Discovery" and its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft fly toward sunrise after departing the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on April 17, 2012. The orbiter and the aircraft departed at 7:00 AM and will fly northward to Washington DC. After flying past the monuments at the US Capital, Discovery will be flown to Dulles Airport where it will be placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. .UPI/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell
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The Space Shuttle Discovery atop the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Bowing 747, flies past the Washington Monument on its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Virginia annex for its permanent display on April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The shuttle flew over the Nation's Capital at 1500 feet offering a great view for residents and tourists before landing at Dulles International Airport. UPI/Pat Benic
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Shuttle Discovery Makes its Last Flight over DC
The Space Shuttle Discovery atop the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Bowing 747, flies past the Washington Monument and the United States Capitol on its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Virginia annex for its permanent display on April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The shuttle flew over the Nation's Capital at 1500 feet offering a great view for residents and tourists before landing at Dulles International Airport. UPI/Pat Benic
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The Space Shuttle Discovery atop the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Bowing 747, flies past the United States Capitol on its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Virginia annex for its permanent display on April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. The shuttle flew over the Nation's Capital at 1500 feet offering a great view for residents and tourists before landing at Dulles International Airport. UPI/NASA/Smithsonian/Harold Dorwin
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The Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747, makes a pass over the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and US Capitol along The Mall, Washington, DC, as it makes its way to Dulles International Airport, where it will be taken for retirement to the Smithsonian Museum's Udar-Hazy Center, April 17, 2012. UPI/Mike Theiler
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Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, does a flyby of Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia on April 17, 2012. Discovery, which ended it's last mission on March 9, 2011, is being put on permanent display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space MuseumÍs Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantily, Virginia. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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