A Space Shuttle Just Flew Over my Head

Most of my readers should know by now that I am obsessed with space + spaceflight.  Today I got to see one of the coolest things ever!!!!!!!! The Space Shuttle Discovery flew over Washington D.C. a few times on its final flight to Dulles Airport, and I went to Gravelly Point (along with hundreds of other people) to see if it would fly over National Airport.  IT DID!!!!!  IT WAS SO COOL!!!!!!!  It was being piggy-backed on top of a specially fitted Boeing 747, and escorted by a lone F-5 NASA aircraft.  They flew over three times before heading West and out of Reagan National's airspace.

Goodbye, Space Shuttle Program...CAN'T WAIT FOR ORION!!

And last, but certainly not least: the original theatrical trailer for Apollo 13!

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Space Shuttle DC Photography