Shuttle Discovery Leaves VAB For Final Time Ahead of Flight on 747


Space Shuttle Discovery was rolled out of Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building in the early morning hours of April 14 for its final journey to the center’s Shuttle Landing Facility Mate/Demate device. Next, Discovery will be lifted and placed atop the SCA in preparation for its ride to Washington Dulles International Airport on April 17.

Discovery is set to depart just after sunrise and arrive in the Washington, D.C. area around 10 a.m. After arriving at Dulles, Discovery will be moved on April 19 to the nearby Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center for permanent public display.

Source: NASA Television



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