Space Shuttle Discovery to Fly Over Washington Metro Area Apr 17

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Space Shuttle Discovery to Fly Over Washington Metro Area Apr 17

WASHINGTON — NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space convey Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above several tools of a Washington, D.C. civil area on Tuesday, Apr 17.

The flight, in team-work with a Federal Aviation Administration, is scheduled to start between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT. NASA Television and a agency’s web site will yield live coverage.

The accurate track and timing of a moody count on continue and operational constraints. However, a aircraft is approaching to fly nearby a accumulation of landmarks in a civil area, including a National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor and a Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. When a flyover is complete, a SCA will land during Dulles International Airport.
   
Discovery 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 a new goal to commemorate past achievements in space and to teach and enthuse destiny generations of explorers.

If a moody contingency be deferred for any reason, an additional notice will be released.

For some-more information about NASA’s send of space shuttles to museums, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/transition

For information about NASA and group programs, visit: 

http://www.nasa.gov

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