Photo Essay: Space Shuttle Discovery Washington D.C. Flyover – Last Stop: Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

On Tuesday, space shuttle Discovery completed its last trip atop a 747, flying from Florida to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C.

Here are a few photos of the Washington D.C. flyover (click any photo to start slideshow).

“Space shuttle Discovery flying by the flags at the Washington Monument” – photo by Victoria Pickering

 

Discovery over D.C. – photo by Kyle Gradinger

 

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2012) The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport passes over the nation’s capital. It will land in Washington D.C. to become an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Discovery, along with the rest of the shuttle fleet, has been retired from active service after 32 years of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason M. Graham/Released)

photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery

 

photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery

 

photo by Jim Knapp

 

“Space shuttle Discovery flying over the Lincoln Memorial” – photo by Victoria Pickering

 

“Space shuttle Discovery flyover the Mall” – photo by Victoria Pickering

And here’s a photo from early this morning when Discovery left Florida for the last time.

SPACE COAST, Fla. (April 17, 2012) The space shuttle Discovery attached to its 747 transport takes off from Kennedy Space Center as it makes it final flight. It will land in Washington D.C. to become an exhibit at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The Discovery, along with the rest of the shuttle fleet, has been retired from active service after 32 years of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer James B. Clark/Released)

photo by Official U.S. Navy Imagery

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