The space shuttle Discovery departed at daybreak Tuesday from the Kennedy Space Center. Heading south, the shuttle made its last flight over Cape Canaveral's beaches.
Sitting on top of a modified jumbo jet and soaring above monuments, it arrived in Washington, D.C. It is destined for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.
For Kennedy Space Center workers, astronauts and residents of Florida's Space Coast, the time has come to say goodbye to the beloved space shuttles.