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    Posted April 17, 2012 by
    LizEllis
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    Centreville, Virginia
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Space to Smithsonian: The shuttle's final journey

    LizEllis and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Shuttle Discovery's final flight
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    Discovery approaching Dulles

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     LizEllis, of Centreville, Virginia, pulled up along Route 28, got her kids out of the car and managed to grab her camera in time to shoot these pictures of the shuttle Discovery fly overhead. 'It was an honor to watch and such a treat to see it so close,' she says. 'It was important for me to show my 4-year-old twins a piece of history. It's a shame they will never be able to witness something like this.' She thinks space exploration is a must to better understand the worlds around us, as well as our own. 'I am hoping that this is the end of one era and just the beginning of a new, even more exciting one,' she says. 'Just glad that I got two different opportunities to view it with the kids...History captured with the press of a button. Amazing in so many ways.'
    - ssesha, CNN iReport producer

    Watching the Discovery approach Dulles Airport

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