Space Shuttle Discovery
SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY COMES TO DULLES
All good things must come to an end. For the Space Shuttle Discovery, the end itself was pretty spectacular. Mounted aboard a specially equipped 747 jumbo jet, it flew into Dulles airport on April 17, 2012. It was going to its new home at the Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center just outside Washington, DC. Along with crowds of space-loving spectators, Eric and Victoria were there to see it, shoot it and edit it into a speedy news package. NASA expert and shuttle aficionado Dhyan Emmanual of NASA GSFC's Visitor Center told the story from behind the scenes - one not surprisingly full of emotion and excitement. Turns out that day was a two-for-one shuttle experience, as the team got some of the final footage ever taken of the original space shuttle, Enterprise, in its long-time home at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Enterprise now resides in New York City at the Intrepid Museum. And yes indeed, it was named after the famous fictional federation flagship of the Star Trek universe, the U.S.S. Enterprise.