Next Tuesday, April 17th between 10am and 11am, NASA’s space shuttle, “The Discovery” will be flown in from Florida on a Boeing 747 to the Washington Dulles Airport. Many long time locals can recall where they were the last time a shuttle was flown in. Therefore, this is a highly anticipated event for the Northern VA area.
“The Discovery is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks including the National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor, and the Udvar-Hazy Center. The Museum will release a list of places to spot the shuttle on April 12. Also, it may be possible for media organizations to identify viewing locations that day. As Discovery approaches, the Museum will update this web site regularly and make the information available to radio stations.” (Noted from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – link)