WASHINGTON, D.C - The space shuttle Discovery's final flight from the Kennedy Space Center to Washington, DC Tuesday morning ended as its soared over the Washington Monument, the White House and the Capitol in a high-flying salute to the nation's capital.

The world's most traveled spaceship, hitched a ride on top a Boeing 747 jet, took a couple of leisurely spins at an easy-to-spot 1,500 feet around Washington after a flight from Florida.

The shuttle-jet combo then landed at Dulles International Airport.  

Watch video above. [CBS News]

The Associated Press contributed to this report.