Space shuttle Discovery rests in her new home in the Human Spaceflight hangar at the Smithsonian's Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Just one hour after Discovery's wheels stopped on her tow in to the facility, space shuttle Enterprise waits outside the door for her trip to Dulles Airport and eventually Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum.
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