Dulles’ Air and Space Museum lands the Discovery


The space shuttle Enterprise at the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. The Discovery, which actually flew many historic missions into space, unlike the Enterprise, will take its place. ( Angela B. Pan/abpan.com )

Of course the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center near Dulles International Airport was made the final home of the space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday. There was a heated nationwide competition, and The Post’s Jacqueline Trescott has all the details, including the distinguished history of the Discovery. But where else is going to give it this kind of display, like the Udvar-Hazy does with the Enterprise? Nowhere.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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