I’m watching NASA coverage right now on my computer of Discovery‘s final landing and can’t believe this part of the space program is now over. I have been lucky to see a few shuttle launches in my life and have actually seen Discovery herself launch into space multiple times, including the last launch back in February last year. The first shuttle launch I ever saw was also Discovery, so this shuttle is special to me in many ways!
Now Discovery is being transported to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Adrian and I have visited the Air & Space museum two of the three times we have visited Washington, DC. The first time (a few years ago), we visited the main museum, and the second time, we visited the Udvar-Hazy Center when we took our big road trip last summer with Zachary. I know that Zachary may not remember seeing the space shuttle launch or visiting the Udvar-Hazy Center, and I’m really looking forward to visiting our nation’s capital again so that we can get a closer look at Discovery in person.
Here is a great shot from the NASA Flickr Page of Discovery flying over Washington DC this morning on its way to Dulles Airport.