Preview of Shuttle Discovery arrival at IAD

Weather permitting, the space shuttle Discovery is due to touch down at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Tuesday on its way to the  Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center.

In anticipation, the 3D simulation experts at Technology Integration Services have created a computer generated simulation of what that arriving flight might look like.

In ‘real life’, on Sunday NASA mounted the space shuttle Discovery on a jumbo jet in preparation for the flight from Florida to Virginia.  (Here’s a link to a story describing how they did that and what will happen next).

For updated information on the delivery and display activities of all the space shuttles (Discovery, Enterprise, Endevour and Atlantis, see the Collect Space website, which is keeping track of all the comings and goings and has some incredible photos.