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Discovery eyes April 17 departure from KSC

24 Jan 2012, 17:45 UTC
Discovery eyes April 17 departure from KSC
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Shuttle fleet leader Discovery is expected to depart Kennedy Space Center on April 17 for a non-stop ferry flight to Dulles International Airport, NASA and the Smithsonian Institution confirmed today. KSC technicians recently fitted a tail cone over replica main engines installed on the retired orbiter, the last major processing milestone in preparation for the flight. A ceremony is planned

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