Pictures: Discovery makes final flight, rides atop 747 to Smithsonian
Space shuttle Discovery took off on its final voyage Tuesday, April 17, 2012, riding piggyback on a modified 747 to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Virginia annex near Washington, D.C. Spectators lined Florida's beaches to catch a glimpse of its fly-by.
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Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In DC
US space shuttle Discovery sitting atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft flies past the US Capitol in Washington,DC on April 17, 2012 as it arrives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to be displayed at the National Air and Space museum near the US capital.