D.C. plays #spottheshuttle as Discovery flies to Smithsonian

NASA geeks can follow the progress of the shuttle’s final flight from the Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport on Twitter at #spottheshuttle. Discovery will be towed to its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on Thursday.

THANKS! “@WinObs: The video I put together contains live video and timelapse of shots I took. http://t.co/npbai94u #spottheshuttle

— Jim Stembridge (@jimstem) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle to fly near Capitol complex 4 times. 1st on West side, 2nd on east, final two to South. Comes around 9:45 am et

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) April 17, 2012

Shuttle love. pic.twitter.com/Db2JGqTs

— Kate Dykgraaf (@katedykgraaf) April 17, 2012

#spottheshuttle right outside my office! so cool that it took a leisurely stroll around the Nat'l Mall. #fb pic.twitter.com/tDpw60BF

— Patrick Frank (@patfrank) April 17, 2012

Giddy from proximity to space flight AND the Capitol. #spottheshuttle pic.twitter.com/Fchlah8c

— Rebecca Shakespeare (@Shakespearean) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies Over Washington, DC http://t.co/MGreedZD #spottheshuttle

— Instagram (@instagram) April 17, 2012

For those in the DC area anxiously awaiting arrival of space shuttle Discovery, the flight is running just a few minutes ahead of schedule!

— NASA (@NASA) April 17, 2012

AEI think tankers #spottheshuttle http://t.co/YLHPS8wf

— AEI (@AEI) April 17, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery flying over @TheAtlantic offices: http://t.co/LBFjlnVT #spottheshuttle

— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) April 17, 2012

Cool RT @laurably Woot!! I just #spottheshuttle pic.twitter.com/lRRRyymq

— MrAndrewBradley (@MrAndrewBradley) April 17, 2012

The shuttle passing by the Capitol http://t.co/6ar1R2IC

— Todd Thurman (@ToddThurman) April 17, 2012

Overactive Fairfax County Police won't even let people walk to the lot #spottheshuttle

— Peter Hesse (@pmhesse) April 17, 2012

Pedestrian bridge near National Airport filling up. #welcomediscovery #spottheshuttle http://t.co/lPVbaWVE

— Stefanie Dazio (@steffdaz) April 17, 2012

RT @smithsonian: Photos & live stream of shuttle arrival at the Smithsonian are available here: http://t.co/XzZKvcik #ov103 #spottheshuttle

— Cedarholm Library (@MBULibrary) April 17, 2012


Aaaaand the shuttle just went by my window again. Now it's just showing off. #spottheshuttle

— Taylor West (@Taylor_West) April 17, 2012


@michellemalkin sadly for us space nerds… It's a snuff film

— Nigel Coleman (@nachocoalmine) April 17, 2012

Shuttle has landed at Dulles. Hope they can get a cab.

— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) April 17, 2012

Thank you all so much for all the retweets on this proud yet sad day in Shuttle history. Discovery is now a museum piece. Farewell Discovery

— SpaceShuttleAlmanac (@ShuttleAlmanac) April 17, 2012

Goodbye Discovery! My heart was sad to see you go, but we will continue to keep the space dream alive.

— Amy Tidd (@AmyTidd) April 17, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/17/porn-for-space-nerds-shuttle-discovery-makes-final-flight-atop-747/

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