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Space shuttle Discovery arrives at new home.

Summary: NASA's space shuttle Discovery rolled to its new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday.

NASA's space shuttle Discovery rolled to its new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia on Thursday.

Thousands of people cheered as the spacecraft arrived at the museum, two days after it made a piggyback jet ride over the US capital.

Discovery was positioned nose-to-nose opposite the Enterprise, the prototype shuttle it is replacing.

Former US senator and astronaut John Glenn was the first American in orbit 50 years ago, as well as the Discovery payload specialist in 1998. He said information from space must be used carefully.

"As our knowledge of the universe we live in increases, may God grant us the wisdom to use it wisely," said the 90-year-old.

The Shuttle Discovery was decommissioned in March 2011, with 39 missions flown, more than any other shuttle in history.

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