NASA Captures Shuttle's Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)

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On its final flight, the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that bore Space Shuttle Discovery took the liberty of buzzing Capitol Hill and NASA was there to preserve the moment—then apply a filter and post it on the Internets.

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The retired shuttle was being flown into Dulles International before travelling to its final resting place at the Smithsonian Institution where it will be put on permanent display.

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Illustration for article titled NASA Captures Shuttles Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)

Photo Credit: NASA / Rebecca Roth

Illustration for article titled NASA Captures Shuttles Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)

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Photo Credit: NASA / Rebecca Roth

Illustration for article titled NASA Captures Shuttles Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)
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Update: Rebecca Roth just posted this meta Instagram shot of her snapping the carrier jet for an Instagram shot.

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Nothing like capturing a historic moment on a media that distorts that moment to make it seem like it is happening in another era. Please stop the damn retro filters.