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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A man waves as he joins others standing atop a platform on one of the towers at the Washington National Cathedral, watching as the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, makes it's way in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the Washington, D.C. area, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral,the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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People stand atop a platform at the Washington National Cathedral as they wait for signs in the sky for the arrival of the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the Washington, D.C. area,Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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A man waves as he joins others standing atop a platform on one of the towers at the Washington National Cathedral, watching as the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, makes it's way in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, above the Washington, D.C. area, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Seen from a tower at the Washington National Cathedral, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above the Washington, D.C., area Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery is seen being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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People stand atop a platform at the Washington National Cathedral as they wait for signs in the sky for the arrival of the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, being carried piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, in the skies above Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 17, 2012, as it makes it's way to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Space shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747 carrier jet, departs from the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on its way to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington Dulles International Airport. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Airbus has applauded a ruling by the World Trade Organization that Boeing received "at least $5.3 billion" in illegal subsidies from the U.S. from 1989 to 2006. The U.S. has noted the WTO came down heavier on the European Union for its support of Airbus. (Associated Press)

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Boeing's popular 787 Dreamliner has been nicknamed the "Subsidy-liner" and the "7-aid-7" by European rival Airbus because of funding provided to Boeing by the U.S. government. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. has provided billions in illegal subsidies to Boeing. (Associated Press)