Space Shuttle Discovery Comes to Dulles

  • Released Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On April 17, 2012 the space shuttle Discovery hitched a ride on the back of a 747 jumbo jet especially designed as a space shuttle transport. It landed at Dulles Airport in Washington, DC, and the process to deliver Discovery to its new home at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center got under way. Through the eyes of a veteran NASA tour guide and aficionado, DJ Emmanuel, we get a behind-the-scenes view of what it was like to be there on such an historic and exciting day!


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This page was originally published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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  • Space Shuttle Discovery comes to Dulles (ID: 2012070)
    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 4:00AM
    Produced by - Mark Bajuk (NASA)