To the thrill of large crowds below, Discovery made several passes over the Washington, DC area between 10:00 and 11:00 am on April 17 before landing safely at Washington-Dulles International Airport.
Space Shuttle Discovery was transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. The large crowd at the Welcome Discovery Ceremony enjoyed music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps; appearances by Discovery commanders and crew members; nose-to-nose meeting of Space Shuttles Discovery and Enterprise; the national anthem sung by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves; and distinguised speakers including former Mercury and Discovery astronaut Senator John Glenn.
Shortly thereafter, Discovery was moved into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar for permanent display.
Visitors, the Museum, and NASA shared thousands of images and lots of video from Discovery's fly over the DC area on April 17 and arrival at the Museum on April 19. View them here and share your own images and video!