Originally published 4/19/12
It came with little advance notice, but there is was above Westbriar at 10:50 AM, out of the north, making a slow, wide right turn toward Oakton, Chantilly, and into Dulles.
The last flight of the Discovery lifted off this morning from Cape Kennedy in Florida, and took a couple of turns around Washington DC, thrilling visitors and natives alike. The final flight of the Space Shuttle Era will become a permanent attraction at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport.
Photo courtesy of Pat Melton