On Tuesday, April 17, NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop is expected to fly approximately 1,500 feet above the National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT.
NASA Television and the agency’s web site will provide live coverage (http://www.nasa.gov/transition). The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints. When the flyover is complete, the shuttle carrier aircraft will land at Dulles International Airport.
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 future generations of explorers.