What to See From D.C.
One year ago today, April 17, space shuttle Discovery flew over the Nation's capital on its way to Dulles Airport and, finally, to the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. Today, residents in D.C. and all along the Northeast corridor might get another aerial treat: Orbital Science's Antares rocket is scheduled for its first test-launch between 5 and 8 p.m. from Wallops Island. Eventually, Antares will join Space X's Dragon as a supply ship to the International Space Station. Don't forget, if you get a good view, take a picture and enter it in Air & Space's first annual photography contest.
Image: NASA/Robert Markowitz