Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at Washington Dulles International Airport during the final trip to its retirement place April 17, 2012 in Chantilly, Virginia. The longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet was flown from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Washington, DC area to be transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and will be placed on display in the museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Mission

It was a different kind of flight for Space Shuttle Discovery Tuesday as it hitched a ride from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington, D.C. mounted atop a 747.


The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Discovery bolted to its top is backed out of the Mate-Demate Device Monday, April 16, 2012. The SCA will take Discovery to its new home in Virginia on Tuesday. (Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Shuttle Discovery Ready For Voyage To Museum

The space shuttle Discovery has one last mission to complete before its put on public display.



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Space shuttles Endeavour and Discovery meet in a "nose-to-nose" photo opportunity as the vehicles switch locations Aug. 11 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Now in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1), Discovery will go through more preparations for public display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia next spring. Endeavour will be stored in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) until October, when it will be moved into OPF-2 to continue being readied for display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles next summer. (Photo Credit:  NASA/Frankie Martin)

Nose-To-Nose On The Road To Retirement

The space shuttle Discovery and shuttle Endeavour are both on the road to retirement and met nose-to-nose Thursday while trading places at the Kennedy Space Center.


Space Shuttle Atlantis touches down in California May 24, 2009 (Source: AP)

NASA Fuels Shuttle Atlantis In Last-Launch Test

NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday, but it was only a test leading up to the last flight of the 30-year program.


Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrives At Launch Pad Ahead Of Final Flight

NASA Gives Atlantis To Kennedy Space Center

When the space shuttle Atlantis completes its final mission this summer, it will be retired to its permanent home at the Kennedy Space Center.


The space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth for the final time.  (Source: NASA)

Shuttle Discovery Comes Home For Last Time

Under partly cloudy skies, the space shuttle Discovery performed a picture perfect landing at Cape Canaveral just before noon, the final homecoming of the world’s most-traveled spaceship.


Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission

Shuttle Discovery Heads Home For Final Landing

The space shuttle Discovery is on its final journey home, its decades-long mission accomplished.


Shuttle Undocks

Shuttle Discovery Leaves ISS For Final Trip Home

Space shuttle Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship, has left the International Space Station for the last time.


Discovery docks with International Space Station April 7 2010 (Source: AP)

Discovery Crew Preps For Departure

The crew of the space shuttle Discovery is getting ready to come home.