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Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Shuttle Discovery coming Tuesday, send us your pics


Space shuttle Discovery approaches the International Space Station during docking operations in February, 2011, on its 39th and final space flight. It is being retired to the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport this week. Send us your photos of its final voyage. (NASA - GETTY IMAGES)
The space shuttle Discovery is jetting into Dulles International Airport Tuesday morning, in advance of its Thursday arrival at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Riding atop a Boeing 747, the preferred taxi of all space shuttles, it should be a pretty amazing sight sometime between 10 and 11 a.m. and we want to see your views of Discovery’s final voyage.

NASA says they hope to fly Discovery at about 1,500 feet over the Mall, Reagan National Airport and National Harbor. It may also be seen from the Old Town Alexandria waterfront; Long Bridge Park, located between I-395 and the railroad tracks near Crystal City and Gravelly Point; and off the George Washington Parkway, near National Airport.

In addition to its own staff photos, The Post is looking for your best shots of the Discovery’s arrival in Northern Virginia, after 39 missions, 365 days in space and 5,830 Earth orbits of 148.2 million miles. You can e-mail photos, with your name, cell phone and the location where you took the photo, to photo@washpost.com, or you can go to our Web site and submit it here.

We’ll post the best ones on Wednesday, so get ready now.

By  |  06:40 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Categories:  Dulles International Airport | Tags:  Space shuttle Discovery, Udvar-Hazy Center

 
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