Personal photos of the Space Shuttle Discovery arriving in Washington D.C.

Last week, a friend of mine, Kirby Plessas, witnessed the arrival of Space Shuttle Discovery into Washington D.C.

Here are some of the photos she took, see the full set on Flickr.

 

A crowd awaits Space Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian in Northern Virginia (outside Wash DC).

 

Space Shuttle Discovery has arrived.


 

Discovery's thermal tiles (on the nose, bottom) are still damaged from its last space mission.

 

That's a NASA chase plane (lower right) flying escort.

 

NASA’s Chase Planes – T-38 Talon Supersonic Jet

 

 

 

Soon Space Shuttle Enterprise will be flown to it's new home, the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in New York City.

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