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Shuttle Discovery Arrives Washington DC

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 pm
by RigaRunner
The time has now been announced for the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery in the Washington, DC area: between 10:00 and 11:00 EDT on Tuesday,
2012-04-17. The precise route hasn't been announced, but it is likely to include the National Mall and surrounding suburbs. Final destination is the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/dateRange.cfm?date=4/17/2012 at Dulles airport (KIAD).

Re: Shuttle Discovery Arrives Washington DC

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:21 pm
by Scofreyjet
It should be quite a sight. When I was stationed at Kelly AFB in San Antonio in the mid 1980's, I was driving home from work one afternoon when I looked up and saw the 747 carrying a shuttle on approach to land at Kelly. The shuttle had landed at Edwards (due to weather in Florida) and was at the mid-point of its return flight to FL. Very, very impressive - especially when you're not expecting to see it.

I'm surprised there wasn't a pile-up on Loop 410 that day!