Space Shuttle Discovery DC fly-over

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop NASA’s 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft), flies over the Washington skyline, on April 17, 2012.  As seen from a NASA T-38 aircraft, photo credit: NASA/Michael Porterfield

Discovery spent 365 days in space, completed 39 missions, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles.



NASA is now transfering Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum, in order to begin its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers.

Space Shuttle Discovery DC fly-over

Photo Credit: (NASA/Robert Markowitz)

Space Shuttle Discovery DC fly-over



Photo Credit: (NASA/Rebecca Roth)

Space Shuttle Discovery DC fly-over

Photo credit: (NASA/Kim Shiflett)