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Hundreds of people turned out to see one of the world's most famous space shuttle in flight for the last time. Read about the Discovery space shuttle's entire final journey here.
The space shuttle Discovery has completed its final voyage piggybacking a NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida to its permanent retirement home at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Centre in Virginia.
Before landing, the aircraft will do a flyover of Washington DC at approximately 1,500 feet near a variety of landmarks, including the National Mall, Reagan National Airport and the National Harbor.
Discovery retired in March after completing its 39th mission. It spent a total of 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and travelled 148,221,675 miles.
The space shuttle Discovery prepares to depart from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on top of a NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
It is travelling to its permanent retirement home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Centre, near Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Virginia.
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The space shuttle Discovery has touched down on its final voyage piggybacking a NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to its retirement home.