Secretary Clough Speaking with Astronauts and Shuttles

Photo: John Gibbons, Smithsonian
April 20, 2012
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Photo: John Gibbons, Smithsonian

Smithsonian secretary G. Wayne Clough, flanked by former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, left, and NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., speaks in front of the Space Shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery. The two shuttles met nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va. Space shuttle Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles will take the place of Enterprise at the center to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers at the center.