Space Shuttle Discovery nearly touched noses with Space Shuttle Enterprise as she was escorted by her entourage of astronauts to the forefront of a celebration in her honor on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The space-worn Discovery is now settled in as the crown jewel of the collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
Visiting the Museum:
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway * Chantilly, VA 20151
Hours of Operation: 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Extended Summer Hours (May 25-September 3): 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Open daily except for December 25
Admission is free
Parking is $15; Annual passes available; Free parking after 4 PM
McDonalds & McCafe are on-site
Canadians love Virginia and now they’ll have unsurpassed access to all the Commonwealth has to offer by way of short, round-trip premium flights from Toronto to the Capital Region.
Earlier this week Porter Airlines made its inaugural flight from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Washington Dulles Airport. It was the first of what will be four daily round-trip flights between Toronto and the Capital Region.
Guests aboard Porter Airlines will have access to premium in-flight amenities – passenger lounges, complimentary drinks and snacks (including wine and beer), and highly coveted extra leg room.
With four flight times, getting from Canada to Virginia will be easier than ever. Guests can choose Toronto departure times of 7 am, 11:20 am, 1:55 pm, or 6:15 pm. The 11:20 am flight will be available beginning May 14, 2012.
To learn more about vacationing in Virginia, see Virginia.org.
Left to Right: Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Jim Cheng; Owner of Porter Airlines, Robert Deluce; President of Pulse Communications and Travel Marketing, Inc., Sana Keller; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Margaret McKeough; and Head of Air Service Marketing at Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Ann Pina.