As I had blogged last week, the Space Shuttle Discovery will be piggy-back flown in on a 747 to be placed in the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum outside Washington Dulles (IAD) airport on Tuesday, April 17th. The flight from Florida is expected to arrive at IAD mid-morning (ETA – between 10 and 11AM). The exact time and flight plan is being kept under covers due to security reasons. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Space Shuttle mounted on the back of it’s 747 carrier. I definitely plan to be there to view and take pictures. This will also be by first attempt at live-blogging. So, visit my blog tomorrow morning to get real-time updates. I will post as often as I can.
I plan to be in my car with my Sony NEX3 camera. I recently acquired a 200mm zoom lens, so I promise good pictures. The reason I am in my car is that the exact approach direction of the shuttle is unknown. Which runway? Which direction on the runway? I plan to monitor different sites and be ready to get to the right location in time to take pictures. Wish me luck that I get a good view and pictures.
For those who want to remain put, the Udvar Hazy museum is hosting a shuttle viewing get together in their parking lot, which has a great view of the south end of all four runways at IAD. There is a $15 fee to park. They will be opening the McDonalds early too. If anyone of my readers is going to be there, do let me know. I would love to say Hi.UPDATE: Follow my Live Blog here.