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The Shuttle Flyover: Our Favorite Pictures

We asked, and you responded—your photos of this morning’s “Discovery” flyover, plus a few of our own.

Photograph by Erik Uecke.

The space shuttle Discovery has landed at its retirement home in Virginia, but before touching down at Dulles airport the veteran orbital vehicle, riding bareback on a 747, did a victory lap or two this morning in the air above Washington.

We asked you for your pictures of the morning low-level flyover, and you sent them in. We also sent our own photographer, Erik Uecke, and videographer, Melissa Romero, to the rooftop of the Kennedy Center. Here’s a sampling of your photos, plus some of ours.

Discovery, the oldest and most flown shuttle, will go on permanent public view at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Air & Space Museum on Friday morning.

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