How NASA Flies Space Shuttles on 747 Jets (Photos)

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The Beginning of the End

Credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller
NASA’s space shuttle Discovery landed for the final time at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., March 9, 2011. Soon, it will make its final journey,…Read More »

from KSC to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., where it will spend the rest of its days on public display. Here’s a look at how this complicated move will be done. Editor's Note: If you snap a photo of Discovery flying over Washington on its way to the Smithsonian, and would like to share it with for a possible story or gallery, please contact managing editor Tariq Malik at    Less «
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