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Washington DC Welcomes the Space Shuttle

Yesterday morning the space shuttle Discovery made it’s final landing at Dulles Airport in Virginia, just down the road from the AddThis offices. The area welcomed Discovery with great enthusiasm, posting live photos of the shuttle on the back of a 747 all over Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

We took a look at our data and it was clear that a lot of activity was happening. Check out this map:

 

It is clear by the high intensity of interest in the Virginia and surrounding DC area that the in-person images of the shuttle arriving at its final destination evoked a lot of excitement!

 

Credit: Tom Oettinger