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Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Flight

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Yesterday, the Space Shuttle Discovery made its last flight around Washington, D.C. before heading to its permanent home at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.

Video transcript

CAROLINE, 4TH GRADE STUDENT: I’m here to see the space shuttle fly in.

INTERVIEWER: What is your favorite planet?

CAROLINE: Saturn.

INTERVIEWER: Oh, why Saturn?

CAROLINE: Because I like to study its rings.

INTERVIEWER: When the shuttle gets to the museum do you plan to go visit?

CAROLINE and HER DAD: Yes.

[Background noise of people talking and cameras going off as the shuttle flies by.]

INTERVIEWER: Where did you see the shuttle in the sky?

CAROLINE: I saw it there, and there and there and there.

INTERVIEWER: What did you think? Was it big? Was it small?

CAROLINE: It was huge!

INTERVIEW: Can you believe it’s been up in space so many times?

CAROLINE: Yea!

NARRATOR: To learn more about the space shuttle, go to NASA.gov/shuttle and the Air and Space Museum’s page discovery.si.edu.

For more information about space and science, visit Kids.gov.