Space Shuttle Discover travels to its final resting place in style

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Space Shuttle Discovery

It isn’t often that aircraft fly over the National Mall in Washington DC at low altitudes. Any aircraft that attempts to do so without permission would be blown out of the sky before making. NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum received fly by permission to carry some very special cargo: the Space Shuttle Discovery.

The sub-1500 ft altitude pass took the iconic vehicle over crowds watching from Washington DC while mounted on top of a modified 747 as it heads towards it permanent home at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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