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Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Above Washington DC

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The Shuttle got a piggyback ride from a Boeing 747 jet as it made its way from Florida to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

All eyes were on the sky above the White House this morning as Space Shuttle Discovery did a lap across the nation's capital. The Shuttle was getting a piggyback ride from a Boeing 747 jet -- known as NASA 905 -- as it made its way from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington Dulles International Airport for delivery at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Check out this gallery of images NASA photographers took of the dramatic flight:

 
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