Shuttle Discovery Ready For Voyage To Museum

(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 as they are parked on the apron of the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Florida with her last crew (STS-133), from L to R, Alan Drew, Nicole Stott, Michael Barrett, Steve Bowen, Pilot Eric Boe and Commander Steve Lindsey. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 in the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop
The US space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 shuttle carrier aircraft early April 16, 2012 as they are backed away from the mate/demate device at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The 747 with Discovery aboard will be flown to Washington April 17 for display at the National Air and Space museum. (Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)
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NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Media watch as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Astronaut Eric Boe, pilot of STS-133, the last to fly space shuttle Discovery, as it sits atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport Discovery from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Alvin Drew (from left), Nicole Stott, Mike Barratt, Steve Bowen, Eric Boe, and Steve Lindsey, the last crew, STS-133, of space shuttle Discovery which sits atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
NASA Prepares Shuttle Discovery For Flight To Washington, DC
Media watch as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) ready to transport it from Kennedy Space Center to the Washington D.C., on April 16, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Following the retirement of the shuttle fleet, Discovery will fly on Tuesday, April 17th to Washington for display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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