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Retired Space Shuttle Makes Final Voyage to Washington-Area Museum

Location: Arlington, United States
April 17, 2012

A handout picture dated 17 April 2012 shows Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) making its way past Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Arlington, VA, USA. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA?s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles. NASA will transfer Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum to begin its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers.

Credit: EPA
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