SHREVEPORT, La. – The space shuttle Discovery is stopped for the night at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La., as part of its cross-country flight to Florida.
The shuttle is being ferried atop a modified 747 aircraft, known as a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Discovery landed from space Sept. 11 in California.
A refueling stop was made earlier Sunday at the international airport in Amarillo, Texas, and the shuttle was greeted by dozens of well-wishers and space enthusiasts.
The shuttle should reach Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday.
Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after completing a two-week, 5.7-million mile mission to the international space station.