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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)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sits on a road prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in Chantilly, Va., on April 19, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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The NASA Space Shuttle Discovery sits on a road prior to a welcoming ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum annex in Chantilly, Va., on April 19, 2012. (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)