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Offline 1995hoo

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #25: April 17, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
Thanks, everyone.

If you missed today's flight, you may get one more chance on Monday if the weather permits, depending on which runway is in use: The same Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (NASA 905) will depart Dulles Monday morning with Enterprise on her back to fly to JFK Airport in New York, where Enterprise will eventually be transferred to a barge to be taken to the Intrepid Museum for display on the aircraft carrier's main deck.

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« Reply #26: April 17, 2012, 02:11:59 PM »
Thanks for the awesome pics!!

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« Reply #27: April 17, 2012, 02:21:04 PM »
Here's one more. It's the same picture as one of the ones in the set I already posted, but because they're all 3504 x 2336 and thus too big to upload at actual size, I copied out a 1024 x 768 portion showing just the shuttle and NASA 905 so I could upload an actual-size image of the shuttle.


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« Reply #28: April 17, 2012, 02:39:46 PM »
just found out it did fly over our area but i missed it.  crap.   

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« Reply #29: April 17, 2012, 02:49:46 PM »
I would have liked to have seen it too, but you have to admit these pics are probably better than anything you would have seen in person.

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« Reply #30: April 17, 2012, 02:54:35 PM »
Thanks, but no, pictures just don't do it justice. We've all seen 747s many times, but seeing one with a space shuttle on top of it is unique.

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« Reply #31: April 17, 2012, 02:56:13 PM »
Thanks, but no, pictures just don't do it justice. We've all seen 747s many times, but seeing one with a space shuttle on top of it is unique.

Ssshh...I was trying to make him feel better.

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« Reply #32: April 17, 2012, 03:02:11 PM »
Nice pictures, I'm jealous of my wife- her whole office took a 'field trip' to the water from in old town to see it

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #33: April 17, 2012, 03:29:39 PM »
Ssshh...I was trying to make him feel better.


Well, I posted the information about there being another flight Monday with a different shuttle, though all the details aren't set. Departure is to be Monday morning sometime between 9:30 and 11:00, according to the Intrepid's website.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #34: April 17, 2012, 04:24:13 PM »
NASA posted this picture:




Good location for a posed picture involving famous aircraft, such as this one from May 24, 1976:




But it's a damn shame that in the post 9-11 world the observation deck at the main terminal is closed. I guess the tower at Udvar-Hazy is a bit of a replacement.

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« Reply #35: April 17, 2012, 04:41:31 PM »
My kids were gushing, flew low over the playground during recess.

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« Reply #36: April 17, 2012, 04:55:52 PM »
That Concorde pic is awesome.  Remember when people would pay ridiculous sums to fly the Concorde at subsonic speeds on the Braniff leg from Dulles to Texas?  Crazy. 

NASA posted this picture:

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Good location for a posed picture involving famous aircraft, such as this one from May 24, 1976:

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But it's a damn shame that in the post 9-11 world the observation deck at the main terminal is closed. I guess the tower at Udvar-Hazy is a bit of a replacement.



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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #37: April 17, 2012, 04:55:55 PM »
What is that space shuttle doing to the 747? ;)

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« Reply #38: April 17, 2012, 04:57:36 PM »
Google "boeing dream lifter" if you want to see an ugly 747.

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« Reply #39: April 17, 2012, 04:59:35 PM »
Google "boeing dream lifter" if you want to see an ugly 747.

Read that again and the thread title with the mentality of a twelve year old. ;)

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« Reply #40: April 17, 2012, 05:16:40 PM »
Read that again and the thread title with the mentality of a twelve year old. ;)



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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #41: April 17, 2012, 07:11:34 PM »
Another local angle:


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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #42: April 17, 2012, 07:13:12 PM »
I used to love seeing Concordes fly overhead when I was a kid.

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« Reply #43: April 18, 2012, 12:08:56 AM »
I used to love seeing Concordes fly overhead when I was a kid.

i saw the last one fly into Dulles on its way to Udvar.

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« Reply #44: April 18, 2012, 12:10:18 AM »
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sigh...

here's a pic.  the guy who built it sent a letter of apology to the 747 lead designer for ruining his airplane.


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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #45: April 18, 2012, 08:29:31 AM »
What the heck did that thing swallow?

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« Reply #46: April 18, 2012, 09:44:52 AM »
What the heck did that thing swallow?

That is Endeavour's friend. It is not fat, it is glowing. ;)

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« Reply #47: April 18, 2012, 11:36:12 AM »
What the heck did that thing swallow?

it's a custom built 747 designed to carry wings for the 787 dreamliner from Asia to assembly plants in the U.S.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #48: April 18, 2012, 11:39:21 AM »
What the heck did that thing swallow?


Read that again and the thread title with the mentality of a twelve year old. ;)



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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #49: April 18, 2012, 03:58:21 PM »
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it's a custom built 747 designed to carry wings for the 787 dreamliner from Asia to assembly plants in the U.S.
So you are saying you can get that fat from wings?  I'd better watch out for that next time they are half price at CCSP.