In the news - Discovery space shuttle

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Discovery flies home


Nasa’s oldest space shuttle made its final voyage yesterday after 27 years of service and 149 million miles of space travel. Discovery, which spent the cumulative total of a year in space before its final touchdown in March 2011, was secured to a modified Boeing 747 as it was transported to Washington DC from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The orbiter will now be displayed at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.




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