Here are some of the photos I captured today of Space Shuttle Discovery flying over D.C. today on board its Boeing 747 carrier. The shuttle circled around D.C. a few times before heading for its final resting place at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center next to Dulles International Airport.

It's a bird (black dot center-left). It's a plane! It's a space shuttle!!

Discovery over the Smithsonian Castle tower (with people viewing from the tower rooftop)

DC office workers, tourists, and construction workers stop to watch Discovery fly overhead

Discovery, hitched to its Boeing 747 carrier, and a chase plane make a pass over the city