Thursday April 19, 2012 Happening Now

Lots going on.

Big ceremony at the top of the 11am with *two* shuttles appearing nose to nose! We've got some cool guests to talk us through the ceremonies.


Space shuttle Discovery arrival and "Welcome Discovery" celebration at the Udvar Hazy Center. (FYI Shuttle Endeavour will travel to the California Science Center in Los Angeles in the second half of the year.)

DOUG MCKELWAY lives 0700-FR from Udvar Hazy Center

0700EDT -- Shuttle Enterprise rolls out of hangar

1030EDT -- Shuttle Discovery expected to arrive at gate of museum

1100EDT -- Shuttle Discovery is pulled into position and "meets" Shuttle Enterprise nose-to-nose.

1100- 1215EDT -- Ceremony. Speakers will talk about the orbiter's achievements. Ceremony features formal signing of document transferring Discovery from NASA to the Smithsonian. National Anthem sung by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves; Music by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Marine Corps Color Guard; Participants will include 14 of Discovery's 31 living commanders.

New Fox News polling out tonight from the battleground states and on President Obama's approval rating.

Mitt Romney speaking at 1:15 in Ohio on Pres Obama's economic policies.

William La Jeunesse has some exclusive reporting on Fast & Furious today.

James Rosen taking a look at the OFR. Never heard of it? You're not alone. It's a new office created by the financial services overhaul signed by President Obama.

Jennifer Griffin and Leland Vittert report today on the deteriorating situation in Syria. The shelling of Homs continues unabated despite an alleged truce. There is a hearing today with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in front of the House Armed Services Committee.

Frightening new developments on the Korean peninsula. South Korea unveiling new cruise missiles that can hit North Korea anywhere. Meantime, North Korea making new threats against the South.

India tested a so called "China-killer" missile capable of carrying a nuclear armed tip to Europe or China.

We get weekly jobless numbers today.

Dick Clark of American Bandstand and New Year's Eve in Times Square fame has died.

At least 30 dead in a series of bombings across Iraq.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.