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Discovery: Touchdown at Dulles
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 10 min 17 sec
A veteran of 39 trips to space, the shuttle Discovery arrives at the Dulles International Airport for unloading and tow to the neighboring National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Discovery: Tearful farewell to spaceport
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 10 min 14 sec
Part of Kennedy Space Center's heart and soul for three decades, space shuttle Discovery makes an emotional final flyby of the Cape atop the 747.
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Discovery buzzes the beaches
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 10 min 14 sec
Heads-up to the Space Coast beaches of Brevard County in a final chance to say goodbye to the space shuttle Discovery with low-altitude flybys of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
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Discovery: Aerial view of takeoff
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
A helicopter position southwest of the Shuttle Landing Facility captures this dramatic footage of the shuttle Discovery and 747 carrier aircraft taking off.
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Discovery: Takeoff of the ferryflight
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 4 min 42 sec
Ferryflight of the space shuttle Discovery gets underway as the modified Boeing 747 soars into sky with most-flown spacecraft in history, departing the Kennedy Space Center en route to the Smithsonian.
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Discovery: Taxiing for southerly takeoff
Date: April 17, 2012
Duration: 13 min 31 sec
The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is on the move, leaving the parking ramp at the Shuttle Landing Facility to roll onto the runway and taxi to its far northern end.
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Aerial views of Discovery awaiting ferryflight
Date: April 16, 2012
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Stunning aerial footage shows the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the retired orbiter Discovery aboard awaiting departure from the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
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Astronauts say farewell to Discovery
Date: April 16, 2012
Duration: 2 min
The final crew of astronauts to fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery meet the media at Kennedy Space Center with orbiter and carrier aircraft as backdrop.
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Discovery ferryflight ready for takeoff
Date: April 16, 2012
Duration: 4 min 50 sec
Now perched atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Discovery emerges from the crane gantry to spend the final day at the place she called home for three decades.
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Discovery hoisted atop carrier jet
Date: April 16, 2012
Duration: 9 min 54 sec
Space shuttle Discovery's landing gear is retracted, then the orbiter is hoisted 60 feet so the carrier aircraft can be pulled underneath for mating of the spaceplane atop the modified 747.
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Discovery rolls to runway
Date: April 14, 2012
Duration: 11 min 31 sec
In the predawn darkness, the shuttle Discovery moved ever closer to leaving her home port forever as remaining technicians towed the decommissioned spaceplane from the Vehicle Assembly Building storage bay to the runway ramp for mounting atop the 747 carrier jet.
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Discovery's ride arrives
Date: April 11, 2012
Duration: 11 min 4 sec
The modified Boeing 747 jumbojet that will haul the space shuttle Discovery piggyback-style to the Smithsonian next week flew across the country to Kennedy Space Center to pick up the spaceplane passenger.
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Discovery: Moving into storage
Date: March 9, 2012
Duration: 10 min 5 sec
Exactly one year to the day since returning from her final spaceflight and now ready for public display at the Smithsonian, the most-flown space shuttle orbiter Discovery is rolled into temporary storage at the Vehicle Assembly Building and sistership Atlantis takes the vacate hangar slot.
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STS-133: Crew post-flight presentation
Date: March 8, 2012
Duration: 61 min 49 sec
The final spaceflight by the orbiter Discovery is remembered in this mission recap by the STS-133 astronauts who delivered a float-in closet and spare parts to the International Space Station in early 2011.
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Discovery: Hatch sealed up
Date: February 21, 2012
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
For the final time in the mission preparation hangars, the crew module hatch on the port side of Discovery is closed and latched.
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Discovery: Middeck put back together
Date: February 21, 2012
Duration: 10 min 39 sec
Finishing up work on Discovery, the shuttle of record for the Smithsonian's national collection, technicians re-install lockers and mission specialist seats on the middeck.
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Discovery: Ferryflight tail cone in place
Date: January 12, 2012
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
The aerodynamic tail cone to cover space shuttle Discovery's main engines and provide a smooth airflow during the piggyback ride atop the modified Boeing 747 carrier jet to the Smithsonian in April is installed onto the spacecraft.
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Discovery: Reflecting on final powerdown
Date: December 16, 2011
Duration: 8 min 14 sec
Kennedy Space Center workers and director Bob Cabana note the passing of shuttle Discovery as the ship is powered down one last time in the processing hangar.
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Discovery: Ship officially turned off
Date: December 16, 2011
Duration: 5 min 11 sec
The space shuttle Discovery, a spacecraft flown 39 times spanning 148,221,675 miles and 5,830 orbits of Earth, is powered off for the final time Dec. 16 to complete its life forever.
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Discovery: Historic cargo bay goes dark
Date: December 16, 2011
Duration: 10 min 50 sec
The payload bay of space shuttle Discovery is closed and locked for the final time at the Kennedy Space Center, as commands are sent from the firing room in the nearby Launch Control Center to first shut the the port door followed by swinging the starboard door.
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