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Historic Flights of Two Space Shuttle Orbiters Completed at Dulles International Airport

The Space Shuttle Discovery was flown to Dulles atop a modified NASA 747 on April 17. It was delivered to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum two days later. Then on April 27, the Space Shuttle Enterprise departed from Dulles to New York on the same NASA 747 for delivery to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Musuem. Click here to view a video of Discovery's trip to Washington. The video was posted by NASA Television. Thanks to all who participated in these historic events.


Arrival of Discovery on Dulles Runway 1R, April 17, 2012


Takeoff of Enterprise from Dulles Runway 30, April 27, 2012