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Photos: Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Voyage (to Museum)

Spot the Shuttle: Discovery's Final Fight - Tina Paul

Tina Paul

Shuttle spotter Tina Paul snapped this amazing close-up of Discovery soaring over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, Md., on April 17, 2012 as NASA delivered the shuttle to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for display. [See full story.]

Shuttle Discovery Flies Over Smithsonian Castle

James DiLoreto

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) flies near the Smithsonian Institution Castle, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Washington while en route to the National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to be put on display.

The Little Astronaut

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

Among the estimated 6,000 visitors at the Udvar-Hazy Center in northern Virginia greeting the arriving Space Shuttle Discovery was 8-year-old Alex Corica, from Carlisle, Penn. He dressed the part!

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Discovery Flying Past Florida Beaches

NASA/R.D. Lee

Observers near the Cocoa Beach Pier watch as Discovery flies over area beaches. Image taken April 17, 2012. [See full story.]

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Discovery Flying by the Udvar-Hazy Center

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

Photographers snap pictures of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flying Discovery over the Udvar-Hazy Center, northern Virginia, on April 17, 2012.

Eager Crowds Await the Flyover of Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

An estimated 6,000 people showed up at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2012, to see the flyover of Space Shuttle Discovery.

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Ferrying Shuttle Discovery Lands

NASA TV

The SCA carrying NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery landed at Washington Dulles Airport on April 17, 2012. [See full story.]

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Carrying Discovery Taxis After Arriving

NASA TV

The SCA carrying retired shuttle Discovery flew to Washington Dulles Airport, April 17, 2012.

Shuttle Discovery Arrives at Museum Home

NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Dane Penland

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, at podium, speaks to those in attendance at Apron W after the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted on top rolled to a halt at Washington Dulles International Airport, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Sterling, Va. NASA will transfer Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum to begin its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space.

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Carrying Discovery About to Land

NASA/Paul E. Alers

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) approaches the runway at Washington Dulles International Airport, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Sterling, Va.

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