Discovery Ends Its Ferry Flight Day at Barksdale, AFB

Shuttle Discovery atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft are at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana where the ferry flight team will stay overnight.

Discovery arrived at 6:39 p.m. EDT, about 20 minutes behind the ferry flight's "pathfinder" support aircraft, a NASA C-9 plane.
Barksdale is today's third stop. The cross-country ferry flight to NASA's Kennedy Space Center began today with a 9:20 a.m., departure from Edwards Air Force Base in California. That was followed by refueling stops at Rick Husband International Airport in Amarillo, Texas and Ft. Worth Naval Air Station, Texas.

The ferry flight team members plan to finish their 2,500 trip by returning to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday.
The team will meet tomorrow morning to evaluate the weather and determine the exact take off time. The plan is to leave Barksdale and arrive at Kennedy without any additional stops.