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Space Shuttle's final trip

April 18, 2012

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Photo by Michelle Breslin

The space shuttle Discovery took off at daybreak Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., for its final trip. Attached to a modified jumbo jet, it landed at Dulles International Airport and will be taken to its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center today. NASA ended its shuttle program last summer. Discovery, which first launched in 1984 and has 39 orbital missions, is the first of the three retired space shuttles that will be given to a museum for display.
Chantilly, Va., resident and Kersey native Michelle Kline Breslin took this picture from her home.

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