head_left_image

Mark Your Calendars-The Space Shuttle Discovery Is Heading To Northern Virginia

Space Shuttle on 747Though 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

                                   Real People*Real Lives*Real Estate

If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

Military Relocation Specialist serving military families relocating to and from the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Quantico MCB and all of the Military District of Washington installations. 

Military Relocation Professional


Check out www.varealestatetalk.com and www.cjrealtygroup.com for more information.

Integrity Real Estate Group
 
Real People*Real Life*Real Estate

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia



 

 

Comment balloon 14 commentsCindy Jones • March 18 2012 07:37PM

Comments

This will be a wonderful addition to the Smithsonian.  I have spent many a day wandering through the Smithsonian with my kids.  My husband loves the Air & Space Museum/Center.  It's probably changed a lot since I was there.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 6 years ago

Cindy - visiting a shuttle is a memorable experience. I have done it in Kennedy Space Center, and it is something I will remember forever

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 6 years ago

The shuttle hitching a ride piggy back flew over my house when I was a kid.  Pretty cool.

Posted by Justin Dibbs, REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale (Pearson Smith Realty) over 6 years ago

This was the front page story on our local newspaper (Florida Today) this morning. Currently they expect takeoff to be at 7am (weather permitting) and the ETA in Washington is 10:30am.

Make sure you bring your camera - that will be one photo opp you don't want to miss!

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection! (Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp) over 6 years ago

So cool.  That is so neat of you to share this historic event.  Wish I lived there!  I used to live in Huntsville, AL where Marshall Space Flight Center is located, along with more NASA related businesses.  It was awe inspiring to drive the freeway and see the huge space shuttles on display there.  My daughter attended space camp in the 6th grade and she found it really fun and interesting as kids from around the country compete in "missions."  Thanks for the trip back in time!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 6 years ago

Cindy,

                I wish I could attend..my family especially the boys are very interested in the Space Program and if they could they would be there!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes (Sitterle Homes) over 6 years ago

Cindy ...That would definitely be something to see ....Hope you are having a great week!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 6 years ago

Shirley-this is going to the new Air and Space out in Chantilly which is massive.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Jon-I've been to Kennedy Space Center as well and it is impressive.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Jstin-I'm scouting out a few sites to park that hopefully will have a good view.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Dianna-no doubt this will be a photo op for everyone who watches.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Yolonda-my granddaughter was in FL for the last blast off.  Lucky her.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Rob-thank you.  It should be very exciting to see.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

Jan-I'm sure Space Camp was an experience your daughter never forgot. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 6 years ago

This blog does not allow anonymous comments