(April 16, 2012) — NASA has released the accompanying photos of Shuttle Orbiter OV-103, Discovery, being docked to its 747 transport. The shuttle will leave the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday morning, flying around the Washington DC area before landing at Dulles International Airport, where it will go on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. On April 23, the 747 will fly OV-101, Enterprise, from Air & Space to John F Kennedy Airport in New York City, where it will remain until being moved by barge later in the summer to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. Read more about the shuttles and their new museum homes in the latest issue of InPark Magazine
Discovery Docked to 747 For Flight to Smithsonian
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.