The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, takes off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida

 
The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, takes off  from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida
The space shuttle Discovery, attached to a modified NASA 747 aircraft, takes off headed for its final home at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT)