Shuttle Discovery Arrives at Udvar-Hazy (201204190028HQ)

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    Space Shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose during the a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va. Space shuttle Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles will take the place of Enterprise at the center to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers at the center. Photo Credit: (NASA/Carla Cioffi)

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    1. Peter Ede 37 months ago | reply

      Missed seeing a shuttle at KSC in 2008 by a bees whisker. Rolled back after hail damage. I guess the only way I'll see one now is to visit a final resting place somewhere :(

    2. Schizoo from Paris 37 months ago | reply

      those were maybe the two best machines ever created by mankind.
      Bravo la Nasa.

    3. thepretenda 37 months ago | reply

      It's so dirty!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. marvinsmith 37 months ago | reply

      Legendary. Gonna miss these guys!

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    5. AnnMelanie 36 months ago | reply

      Its such a shame they will never fly in space again. I hope this is NOT the end of the manned exploration of space using a reusable craft .

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