Final voyage for space shuttle

The space shuttle Discovery has touched down in Washington on its final voyage. It was carried on top of a NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. It will go on show at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

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Flyover of Washington for retiring space shuttle

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 lifts off from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, in 2011. Credit: Reuters

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.

Discovery is shown attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft at Kennedy Space Centre Credit: Reuters

Space shuttle prepares to be carried to retirement home

Space shuttle Discovery sits on top of a NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Credit: Reuters

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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