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The NASA space shuttle Discovery is brought into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., during its ceremonial arrival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttles Enterprise (left) and Discovery (right) are nearly nose to nose during the ceremonial arrival of Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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VIPs and others take photos of one another with the NASA space shuttle Discovery during the its ceremonial arrival at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Cynthia Wood of Laurel, Md., holds her American flag as she watches the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People watch the the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discoveryat the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Republican and former NASA astronaut, is joined by former Discovery crew members during the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttle Discovery is towed into place behind the stage to be used as a backdrop during the celebration of its arrival at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttle Discovery is towed into place behind the stage to be used as a backdrop during the celebration of its arrival at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Finding any way they can, people in the crowd try to make photos during the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps line up and prepare to perform during the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttle Discovery is prepared to be moved to a location in front of the riser for the ceremony after its arrival at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The crowd listens to speakers during the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Chester Hull of Charlottesville, Va., walks with his two sons, Bryant (center), 4, and Cooper (right), 6, as they make their way to the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Seats are reserved with American flags for astronauts before the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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With the NASA space shuttle Enterprise in the background, Katherine Watson poses for a photo wearing her space shuttle hat before the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA space shuttle Discovery sits parked on a road before the celebrations at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People prepare the NASA space shuttle Enterprise to be moved outside prior to the ceremonial arrival of the space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People prepare the NASA space shuttle Enterprise to be moved outside prior to the ceremonial arrival of the space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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News crews set up against a sunrise prior to the ceremonial arrival of the NASA space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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People cheer and greet the NASA space shuttle Discovery as it is brought into the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)