Discovery visits Discovery!

Photo by Jim McNulty

As you may know, the Discovery Communications headquarters are in Silver Spring, Maryland, only a few miles away from the White House.

Yesterday wasn’t your typical day at the office, as Discovery was treated to a brief, but very special visit by the space shuttle Discovery! At 9:45AM Tuesday April 17th, the shuttle passed by our building, flying its final mission to our national’s capital, where it will find a home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport.

Prior to landing, the shuttle (mounted on a Boeing 747) flew a zigzag pattern over the city, accompanied by a fighter jet.

Photo by Jim McNulty

Of course, to the naked eye the view wasn’t quite so spectacular, but still a sight to see:

Of course, if you’d like a better look at the shuttle, look no further! Check out When We Left Earth, or any of our other shuttle-centric titles, on DE streaming!