Friday, July 18, 2014

Photos on Friday: Space Shuttle Discovery and Shuttle Enterprise nose to nose

In 2012 I was thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to go to the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum in Chantilly (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center) on the day Space Shuttle Discovery arrived to be moved into the museum.

The first day, on its final voyage, the shuttle had arrived atop a modified Boeing 747.

The following day the transfer ceremony took place as NASA charged the Smithsonian with the care of Discovery. Shortly after this day, Enterprise made her way to New York's Intrepid Museum and Discovery took her place in the hangar. 

Here are a couple of images from that amazing day:

Shuttle Enterprise and Space Shuttle Discovery nose to nose
Space Shuttles Enterprise and Discovery come nose to nose in a historic moment in April 2012

Discovery crew members attended the ceremony and here was when the astronauts arrived on stage

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