Space Shuttle Discovery Flown Over a U.S. Capitol

Space Shuttle Discovery Flown Over a U.S. Capitol

Space convey Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is seen as it flies nearby a U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012, in Washington. Discovery, a 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. NASA will send Discovery to a National Air and Space Museum to start the new goal to commemorate past achievements in space and to teach and enthuse destiny generations of explorers.

Image Credit: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Harold Dorwin