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Space Shuttle Discovery To Fly Piggy-Back Over Brevard

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida –  In yet another heartbreaking moment for many Brevard County residents, the Space Shuttle Discovery will make one last piggy-back ride fly-over on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, on her way to the National Aeronautics and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

The piggy-back departure of the Space Shuttle Discovery on a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is scheduled for 7:00 a.m.

The intended path is to take off from Kennedy Space Center and fly south to Patrick Air Force Base.  Then the aircraft will turn north and fly over the Shuttle Landing Facility in Merritt Island, Florida at approximately 7:20 a.m. for one final time before flying to Washington, D.C.

PHOTO CREDIT: NASA file photo.

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