A spectacular aerial tour pulled Washingtonians out of their offices Tuesday morning as the space shuttle Discovery, riding piggy-back on a 747, flew low and slow over the Capitol, White House, the Mall and much of the Potomac River. The duo touched down at Dulles International Airport, just a few miles from Discovery’s retirement home, the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
We went to the top of the building I worked in. Here are some of shots I got. It was just an incredible thing to see.
The first picture is a shot from the roof of the building I work in looking toward the Washington Monument. And then along comes the shuttle!