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Shuttle Discovery Arrives at the Smithsonian Institute (Wednesday, April 18, 2012)

Yesterday, I had the great fortune of being on hand as the STA carrying Shuttle Discovery arrived in the DC area, and made a couple of passes over Dulles Airport before finally landing. I arrived at Sully Historic Site just minutes before the Shuttle past over the airport the first time, before heading to do its tour of downtown DC, and it was pretty spectacular. You'll have to take my word for it — there was so much traffic, that I didn't have time to get my camera out.

Fortunately, it returned for another fly by, and then the final approach for landing, and I was able to get video of the second two passes. The first pass was longer, but a bit blurry. The final approach was better:

Now I have to find the time to go over to the museum and see it up close.

—Brian (4/18/2012 6:48 PM)


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