There's a Space Shuttle Riding On The Back Of a Jumbo Jet This Morning

The Space Shuttle Discovery got flown to Washington, D.C. today, on the back of a 747 jumbo jet. Regular folks are snapping some terrific photos as Discovery makes its way to the Smithsonian. Here's a sampling from various online sources.

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First pic by John Stockton, Flickr.

There's a Space Shuttle Riding On The Back Of a Jumbo Jet This Morning

Pic by John Stockton, Flickr.

Shuttle-on-plane photographed near Cape Canaveral in Florida.

There's a Space Shuttle Riding On The Back Of a Jumbo Jet This Morning

Pic by Herrea, Flickr.

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Here's the shuttle flying over the White House, taken by one Rick Prisinzano and shared via Twitter.

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And here's one from NASA themselves, so you can see how Discovery got loaded on board in the first place.

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JUST ADDED: A great one via Ethan Klapper on Instagram.


JUST ADDED: Video of the take-off, via YouTube.