Though the space shuttle Discovery has flown it's last mission in space it has one more flight to make. The Discovery will be landing at Washington-Dulles airport piggy-backing on a specially designed 747.
The specific time for landing is not known though NASA and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center Websites will be updated with arrival time. In anticipation of a mid-morning arrival the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center located off or Route 28 will open the parking lots at 8 AM. There is no doubt that the parking lot will be completely filled early.
The Discovery will be part of new permanent exhibit at the space center. It is estimated that it will be a year before it goes on display as it will need to be cleaned and prepared for it's new spot. The Discovery will take the place of the Enterprise which will be moving to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.
For anyone who has been a fan of the space program leave home early on April 17th and pick your spot. This will be a once in a lifetime event worth watching.
Photo by Brandi Korte on Flickr
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