[amsat-dc] Shuttle Discovery to fly-over DC on April 17

Perry Klein pk at washcable.tv
Mon Apr 9 13:35:01 PDT 2012


This bulletin just came in from NASA!

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. 

For more information about NASA's transfer of space shuttles to 
museums, visit: 

http://www.nasa.gov/transition  

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:  

http://www.nasa.gov  
	
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