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Discovery Lands at Dulles

Space Shuttle Discovery lands at Dulles after extended fly-over Washington, D.C., area.

The space shuttle Discovery landed at Dulles International Airport at 11:05 a.m. after an extended series of fly-overs around the Washington, D.C., area, providing hundreds of thousands of onlookers spectacular views as it approached.

The landing was covered live by NASA TV, which is still broadcasting the shuttle as it is tended to on the tarmac.

The specially-designed Boeing 747 transport aircraft with Discovery on its back flew over the Dulles area at about 9:30 a.m., then flew into Washington, D.C., to fly around the National Mall and U.S. Capitol, before returning to Dulles to land.

Workers will spend two days preparing Discovery to go on display at its final retirement home at the , where it is scheduled to be

has a great photo gallery up. Add your photos to this story to share what you saw in Chantilly.

Ann Gros April 18, 2012 at 01:07 AM
It was such an amazing site. One that we may never see again.

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