[b]Say Farewell to Discovery[/b]
On April 17, 2012, space shuttle Discovery will depart out of the Kennedy Space Center for the last time. This time on top of a Boeing 747! The orbiter will be placed on top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and flown to its new destination at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
In celebration of the fly-out, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex [URL=http://kennedyspacecenter.com/discovery-fly-out.aspx]will be hosting[/URL] four days worth of activities for guests including: [list][*]Special "Discovery" tour including a drive-by of the Mate/Demate Device at the Shuttle Landing Facility to view Discovery as it is mated to the SCA (April 14 and 15). Additional fees will apply.
[*]Appearances by crews from inaugural and final missions, STS 41-D and STS-133 (April 16).[/list]
On Tuesday, April 17, guests will have the opportunity to witness the departure of Discovery from the Visitor Complex. A limited number of tickets will be available to witness the fly-out from the actual Shuttle Landing Facility.