Strapped to the back of a repurposed Boeing 747, this is how NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery will make its final flight. Over the last few days, the shuttle has been readied and mounted onto the jet, technically called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). The duo will land at Dulles Airport before taking the land-based route to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center.
The Space Shuttle Discovery completed its final flight today but the iconic NASA spacecraft didn’t venture into space. Instead, the Space Shuttle Discovery hopped on the back of a jumbo jet and took a spin around Washington D.C. The... Read Post
The shuttle Discovery — NASA's most-flown space plane — will take one last flight this week, but will never leave the planet again. The shuttle's final mission is a piggyback ride atop a jumbo jet so Discovery can take its place as ... Read Post