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Space Shuttle Discovery Is On Its Last Flight

Filed by KOSU News in US News.
April 17, 2012

The retired space shuttle Discovery, sitting atop a jumbo jet, just began its trip from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Northern Virginian suburbs of Washington, D.C.

As we reported Monday, Discovery is due to fly over some of the landmarks around the nation’s capital between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET.

We’ll keep an eye on the mission, which NASA has been webcasting here, and update with highlights.

NPR’s Nell Greenfieldboyce had much more about Discovery’s last trip, and those of the other now-retired shuttles, on All Things Considered.

Update at 7:30 a.m. ET: NASA’s webcast has switched to prerecorded pieces. We’ll keep an eye on it to see if it goes back to live coverage as Discovery nears Washington, D.C. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

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