Space Shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York. Where will the other shuttles go? (+video)
Like the Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise, which is now on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, NASA's three real space shuttles — the ones that rocketed into orbit — also will spend their retirement in museums.
NASA's three real space shuttles — the ones that rocketed into orbit — also will spend their retirement in museums.
One is already on display. The other two will follow by year's end.
A quick look at each ship:
Discovery: Flown in April to Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, taking the place of Enterprise. Fleet leader with 39 missions. Oldest survivor of the real shuttles. First flight in 1984, 39th and last in February-March 2011. Spent 365 days in space, traveled 148 million miles.