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Discovery shuttle passes over Gallaudet on its final flight

April 17, 2012
By Darlene Prickett
Arrow Buff


NASA’s decommissioned shuttle Discovery delighted onlookers all over the Nation’s Capital on Tuesday, April 17, as it took its final flight on the way to Virginia where it will be put on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Below are pictures of Discovery as it flew over Gallaudet University.

Shuttle with Gallaudet Towerclock in foreground and Capitol in background View from parking garage
Photo: Rho Bangura Photo: Patrick Gorsuch
in the clouds shuttle piggybacking
Photo: Daryl Frelich Photo: Patrick Gorsuch
in the clouds Shuttle looks like it's coming out of the sun
Photo: Jean Bergey Photo: Jean Bergey
shuttle with flag waving in the foreground shuttle with the top of the JSAC and flag in the foreground
Photo: Vicki Shank Photo: Vicki Shank
17 April 2012
By Darlene Prickett


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