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Spot shuttle Discovery as it heads to DC

Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-16 22:32:16-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – NASA’s shuttle Discovery is ready to leave Florida for Virginia, Tuesday morning.

The out-of-commission shuttle is currently sitting on the back of a 747 parked at the Kennedy Space Center.

Tuesday morning it will fly to Dulles International Airport and eventually make way to its new home at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center in Fairfax, an extension of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space museum.

But the pilots are going to give people in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland a chance to see the shuttle make its final flight by traveling over some of the country’s landmarks including the National Mall.

If you “Spot the Shuttle” in the sky, NASA wants you to snap a photo and upload it to its Flickr photo group page. There will be plenty of opportunities to spot the shuttle.

Full details of the flight path and where to upload your photos are available at