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Outside their homes and offices this morning to see something you don't see every day and that most of them may never see again.
Correspondent -- Callaway reports on the final flight of the space shuttle discovery.
It came -- so low and slow over the nation's capital that you could make -- the individual tiles on discovery's.
Scorched and faded from 365.
Days in space drink thirty night missions over 27 years there was -- Incredible to be a part of history it's -- -- was visible to hundreds of thousands over Washington.
While it's touched down at Dulles airport and prominent display at the nearby Smithsonian air and space museum annex marks the end of its life.
Many hope its fate is not a metaphor for US manned flight and the big dreams of space exploration that inspired generations of Americans.
We've always had issues with our budget -- -- -- financial issues but we've always had the ability to continue to do big things.
And that should not constrain us.
The future of NASA it's more promising than the past we are right now across the country building vehicles that will take us farther than ever before.
Vehicles that names like -- Ryan and try again.
And the dream safe there are being built.
That are gonna not only be -- service the International Space Station and a wonderful space shuttle built over the last decade.
But we're gonna be able to download to an asteroid and beyond -- us great hope that the money and the -- are still good.
Continue the expiration of our universe because there's so much untapped.
But with the national debt and deficit spending -- unprecedented levels some fear US manned flight might be on extended hiatus.
In today's money the NASA program that led to the moon landing would cost 52 billion dollars.
So the US remains entirely dependent on Russia to transport its astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
That fact prompted an interesting remark today from former astronaut and a Fisher.
Who was at the ceremony today when asked by -- local TV reporter -- had any advice for young aspiring astronauts.
Her response was.
That -- a lot of dollars.
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