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Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day

Day trips: Welcome Discovery, celebrate Earth Day

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Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum

The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. Discovery will be transferred from NASA into the museum's collection at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 in an outdoor ceremony open to the public. A four-day celebration will commence, featuring Discovery crew members and space pioneer John Glenn, who returned to space in 1998 aboard the Discovery at age 77. Visitors will also...