Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives during Udvar-Hazy

Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives during Udvar-Hazy

Space shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery accommodate nose-to-nose during a commencement of a send rite during a Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, Apr 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va. Space convey Discovery–the initial orbiter late from NASA’s convey fleet, finished 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited a Earth 5,830 times, and trafficked 148,221,675 miles–will take a place of Enterprise during a core to commemorate past achievements in space and to teach and enthuse destiny generations of explorers during a center.

image Credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Carolyn Russo