Looking forward to seeing this next week. The flight is scheduled for between 10 and 11am. Anyone have suggestions for a good but at least semi-convenient viewing location?
NASA announced Monday that the Space Shuttle Discovery will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the nation’s capital on April 17. As a point of reference, the Washington Monument is about 555 feet tall.
While the exact route is still to be determined, the shuttle — strapped atop the space agency’s custom Boeing 747 — should fly over the National Mall, National Harbor and Reagan National Airport. The shuttle will end its journey at Dulles International Airport, where it will be transferred to the Smithsonian’s nearby Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center.