Space Shuttle Discovery to be flown into Dulles on April 17th
Space Shuttle Discovery’s final resting place is going to be the Udvar Hazy Air and Space museum, just off Washington, DC’s Dulles airport (IAD). It is going to be a flown in to Washington riding piggy-back on a 747 on April 17th. It is expected to arrive early morning, as reported on WTOP. I happen to live in the flight path of one of the runways and between the flight paths of two others (IAD has four runways – three are parallel to each other and one diagonal). I am used to having low flying aircraft flying bye, but this is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I plan to camp in my lawn all morning. The only problem is if the runway configuration is in the opposite direction, I will miss the show. I will have to keep my car ready to go in case the air traffic is in the opposite direction.
For those curious, the Air and Space museum already had a space shuttle (Picture attached to this post). That one was Space Shuttle Enterprise. That shuttle is being relocated to New York city.
If anyone in the DC area is planning to come watch the Space Shuttle be ‘shuttled’ in, let me know. Maybe we can have our own viewing party. As the article on WTOP mentions, several viewing sessions are being planned in the Air and Space Museum parking lot. Follow #SpotTheShuttle on twitter to find locations. I will post updates here and on @unroadwarrior on Twitter, as the date approaches.
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