This morning the Space Shuttle Discovery made its way, piggyback on a Boeing 747, from Florida to the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum next to Dulles Airport just outside of DC. On its way to the Smithsonian it buzzed the Capital a few times along the Potomac and over the National Mall. This particular Shuttle made 39 trips into space.
I remember back in the late 1970s when I saw on TV footage of when they first put a Shuttle on top of a 747. Kind of cool that 30 some years later I get to see it in person for its last piggyback ride. I still wonder how they whole darn thing doesn't just fall off.
Unfortunately, my lense was dirty.
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