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Shuttle Discovery rolls into place of honor at Smithsonian

CHANTILLY, Va. — The space shuttle Discovery was rolled into its new home in the Smithsonian on Thursday, completing its transformation from spaceship to museum exhibit. A low-slung tow truck pulled the 83-ton orbiter into position inside its hangar at ...

Shuttle Discovery takes a piggyback ride into posterity

WASHINGTON — Sitting on top of a modified Boeing 747 jet, the shuttle Discovery made a sentimental journey on Tuesday, visiting its old haunts in Florida as well as its new environs around the nation's capital. And thousands thronged to see it pass.

T. Rex Arrives for More Than a Night at the Museum

Joining a diverse roster of iconic American objects from Judy Garland's ruby slippers to the space shuttle Discovery, a nearly complete T. rex skeleton was welcomed to the Smithsonian Tuesday. The dinosaur is on loan to the Smithsonian's National Museum of ...

Space shuttle Discovery blasts off on its final flight

Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the International Space Station on a journey that marks the beginning of the end of the shuttle era. The six astronauts on board, all ...

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Space Shuttle Discovery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Space Shuttle Discovery is one of the retired orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA, the space agency of the United States, and was operational from its ...

NASA - Space Shuttle Discovery

Updated April. 17, 2014

Discovery (OV-103), the third of NASA's fleet of reusable, winged spaceships, arrived at Kennedy Space Center in November 1983. It was launched on its first mission ...

Welcome Space Shuttle Discovery! - Smithsonian's National ...

Updated April. 17, 2014

Space Shuttle Discovery is coming to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

NASA - Space Shuttle

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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and space shuttle mockup to become centerpiece of new exhibit at Space Center Houston visitor center near NASA's Johnson Space Center.