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- Dec 19, 2008
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- Resorts Owned
- A few in S and VA, a single resort in NC, MD, PA, and UT, plus Jamaica and the Bahamas
The Space Shuttle Discovery will be doing a fly over D.C. between 10 a.m. and 11a.m. on Tuesday then landing at Dulles before being transported to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
Exciting News About Space Shuttle Discovery Fly-Over
NASA has announced Space Shuttle Discovery will fly over the Washington, DC metro area April 17. The flight is scheduled to occur between 10:00 and 11:00 am EDT and will fly near a variety of landmarks such as the National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor, and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Read the NASA announcement.
Check out these great locations around town where you can spot the shuttle.
Please note: the exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is planning a festival of activities -- Welcome Discovery -- to celebrate the acquisition of the Space Shuttle Discovery. The festival will begin when the orbiter arrives in the D.C. area on April 17 and will feature four days of space-related activities, performances, appearances by space pioneers, films, and displays at the shuttle's new home, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Activities at the Center will kick off on April 19 when Discovery will be officially transferred by NASA into the Smithsonian's collection in an outdoor ceremony open to the public.
The Welcome Discovery festival is presented in cooperation with NASA. Support for the Welcome Discovery ceremony is generously provided by The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation. All activities are offered free of charge but there is a $15 parking fee at the Udvar-Hazy Center.