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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum welcomes Discovery

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In this photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is suspended from a sling held by two cranes as the Boeing 747 is backed away at Washington Dulles International Airport on, April 19 in Sterling, Va.

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The Space Shuttle Enterprise is towed from the Space hangar at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly on April 19 prior to a ceremony where Space Shuttle Discovery was officially received by the museum and placed on permanent display. Discovery is the first spaceship of the retired US shuttle fleet to enter its permanent home as a museum artifact, replacing the prototype Enterprise, which will be moved to a museum in New York.

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The Enterprise, left, and Discovery, right, space shuttles face each other during the Discovery transfer ceremony, as the President's Own Marine Band performs the United States national anthem, at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Va. on April 19. Discovery is the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet.

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The Enterprise space shuttle, left, and Discovery space shuttle, right, face each other during the Discovery transfer ceremony at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. on April 19.

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Former U.S. Senator and astronaut John Glenn, seated, is applauded by former shuttle Discovery commanders at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at a ceremony for the arrival of space shuttle Discovery (background) in Chantilly, Va. on April 19.

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Ashley Koen, left, and Stephanie Harris, right, wear Discovery space shuttle hats while standing in front of the Enterprise space shuttle before a ceremony at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. on April 19.

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