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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 ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/47098570/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/shuttle-dis...

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.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/47070577/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/shuttle-dis...

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 ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/41757735/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/space-shutt...

Space shuttle Discovery placed atop jumbo jet for its last ride

NASA mounted the space shuttle Discovery on a jumbo jet on Sunday in preparation for the retired orbiter's delivery to the Smithsonian. The paired air- and spacecraft are expected to fly out of Florida for Virginia on Tuesday morning, weather permitting.http://www.nbcnews.com/id/47057088/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/space-shutt...

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Space Shuttle Discovery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 23, 2014

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 ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Discovery

NASA - Space Shuttle Discovery

Updated April. 22, 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 ...http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/shuttleoperations/orbiters/orbitersdis.html

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

Updated April. 17, 2014

Space Shuttle Discovery is coming to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museumhttp://airandspace.si.edu/collections/discovery/

NASA - Space Shuttle

Updated April. 23, 2014

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.http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html