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Discovery Flies Over NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

Space shuttle Discovery flies over NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on the back of a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft April 17 during its final voyage to the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. The flight path included Goddard as a nod to the many support and communications specialists working with the Shuttle program here at Goddard during Discovery’s 39 missions.


Credit: NASA/GSFC/Melissa Meyers


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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.


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Taken on April 16, 2012