2012 04 17 – 3176 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery

2012 04 17 – 3176 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle

Image by thisisbossi
The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight: a journey over DC on 17 April 2012, part of the retirement of the Shuttle program which entails DC receiving Discovery and our current Enterprise (a prototype which never flew into space) to be transferred to NYC in a couple months.

It was EPIC. I’ve never seen so many people on the rooftops of DC. I managed to fall as I sprinted from the east to west side of the Washington Monument, but did a perfect roll and came up kneeling & shooting photos… I felt very deft, other than the tripping in the first place.

Also, if NASA equipped that fighter pilot with a camera I will send them a paycheck.

[lots more photos to come; these are just some quick uploads before I head to work]

Space Shuttle Enterprise makes its way up the Hudson River
Space Shuttle

Image by USACEpublicaffairs
DCV Hayward, one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s drift collection vessels salutes the Space Shuttle Enterprise June 6, 2012 as the shuttle makes its way by barge to its permanent home at the USS Intrepid Air and Space Museum. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Dan Desmet)

2012 04 17 – 3038 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery
Space Shuttle

Image by thisisbossi
The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight: a journey over DC on 17 April 2012, part of the retirement of the Shuttle program which entails DC receiving Discovery and our current Enterprise (a prototype which never flew into space) to be transferred to NYC in a couple months.

It was EPIC. I’ve never seen so many people on the rooftops of DC. I managed to fall as I sprinted from the east to west side of the Washington Monument, but did a perfect roll and came up kneeling & shooting photos… I felt very deft, other than the tripping in the first place.

Also, if NASA equipped that fighter pilot with a camera I will send them a paycheck.

[lots more photos to come; these are just some quick uploads before I head to work]

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