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Space Shuttle Discovery is on a new mission

12th March 2012 Print

April 19 sees the arrival of Space Shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum at Chantilly in Virginia, a new home for this iconic piece of space history, on its final mission from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.

To celebrate its arrival, the museum and NASA are holding a free festival of activities where, over four days, visitors can take in more than 25 special exhibits and events including presentations from Discovery astronauts, appearances by space pioneers, space-related activities and space memorabilia displays.

In addition to amazing photographic opportunities of Discovery, visitors will also be able to capture images of Space Shuttle Enterprise as the two shuttles come nose-to-nose at the museum. 

For those who fancy joining in the celebrations and delving into the history of the country’s space programme, US specialist, Bon Voyage, is highlighting seven-night fly-drive holidays of the Capital Region– incorporating the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (25 miles from Washington DC) -  from £1195 per person in April.

This twin share price includes return scheduled flights from Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow, all-inclusive car hire, four-star room-only hotels and personalised, route maps and notes.

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