With 148,221,675 miles under its belt, space shuttle Discovery will take the place of Enterprise at the center to commemorate past achievements in space. Photo courtesy of NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Carolyn Russo

Space Shuttles Enterprise and Discovery Meet Nose-to-Nose

by / April 24, 2012

Last Thursday, space shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery met nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center 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.

Photo courtesy of NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Carolyn Russo