[amsat-dc] Shuttle Discovery to fly-over DC on April 17
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Mon Apr 9 13:35:01 PDT 2012
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April 9, 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY: M12-062
SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY TO FLY OVER WASHINGTON METRO AREA APRIL 17
WASHINGTON -- NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space
shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet
above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on
Tuesday, April 17.
The flight, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration,
is scheduled to occur between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT. NASA Television and
the agency's web site will provide live coverage.
The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and
operational constraints. However, the aircraft is expected to fly
near a variety of landmarks in the metropolitan area, including the
National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor and the
Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center. When the flyover is complete, the
SCA will land at Dulles International Airport.
Discovery completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the
Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles. NASA will transfer
Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum to begin its new
mission to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and
inspire future generations of explorers.
If the flight must be postponed for any reason, an additional notice
will be released.
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