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Offline imref

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Discovery is coming
« Topic Start: April 12, 2012, 10:42:56 PM »
The Smithsonian has released a list of good viewing sites for Tuesday's D.C. fly-over of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to landing at Dulles Airport.  It will circle the D.C. area between 10-11, including a flyover over the national mall.

Details:
http://www.nasm.si.edu/collections/discovery/activity-detail.cfm?id=3783#spottheshuttle

Sudley Plantation on Rt. 28 will open for parking for $10.  Udvar-Hazy's parking lot will open at 8 AM. 

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« Reply #1: April 13, 2012, 04:33:48 AM »
The Smithsonian has released a list of good viewing sites for Tuesday's D.C. fly-over of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its way to landing at Dulles Airport.  It will circle the D.C. area between 10-11, including a flyover over the national mall.

Details:
http://www.nasm.si.edu/collections/discovery/activity-detail.cfm?id=3783#spottheshuttle

Sudley Plantation on Rt. 28 will open for parking for $10.  Udvar-Hazy's parking lot will open at 8 AM. 


Great news for folks working in DC and environs.   Thanks for posting.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #2: April 17, 2012, 09:04:40 AM »
Discovery is en-route from FL.  Should be over D.C. in the next hour.

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« Reply #3: April 17, 2012, 10:24:04 AM »
Saw it over the Potomac.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #4: April 17, 2012, 10:36:53 AM »
Saw it about five minutes ago flying over downtown Silver Spring.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #5: April 17, 2012, 10:49:37 AM »
Well, I snapped a photo but it's too large.

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #6: April 17, 2012, 10:52:51 AM »
It's been flying around now for like 20 minutes. Seriously, the entire office is abuz ...

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« Reply #7: April 17, 2012, 10:54:30 AM »
Here's my crappy photo. It came literally right over my building but this was on one of the following laps.


Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Discovery is coming
« Reply #8: April 17, 2012, 10:56:19 AM »
That's pretty neat.

Are they putting it in a museum?

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« Reply #9: April 17, 2012, 11:00:27 AM »
Yes, the Udvar Hazy museum out by Dulles.

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« Reply #10: April 17, 2012, 11:21:28 AM »
That's pretty neat.

Are they putting it in a museum?


The museum is worth the trip Linty.

http://www.nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy/


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« Reply #11: April 17, 2012, 12:03:33 PM »
didn't get to see it - i'm way too far west of the city.

Yes, Udvar-Hazy is a "must see" attraction in the area.  They are replacing the Enterprise with the Discovery.  They also have an SR-71, SST, and the first boeing passenger jet along with a couple of hundred other attractions.  And if you really like Udvar-Hazy, take a road-trip to the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH, it's about 4x the size of UH and features both a B1 and B2, along with several retired Air Force 1's (including the one that brought home Kennedy from Dallas).

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« Reply #12: April 17, 2012, 12:18:06 PM »
Bring back space exploration :(

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« Reply #14: April 17, 2012, 12:31:30 PM »
:money:

at least its interesting unlike everything else

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« Reply #15: April 17, 2012, 12:32:28 PM »
at least its interesting unlike everything else

war gets pretty good ratings on the news, especially with cameras in drones and planes

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« Reply #16: April 17, 2012, 12:32:45 PM »
It's also vastly expensive.

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« Reply #17: April 17, 2012, 12:33:09 PM »
gfto with this Leo Davidson bullcrap. This is a thread about space shuttles.

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« Reply #18: April 17, 2012, 12:36:16 PM »
It's also vastly expensive.

I know that but it doesn't deny the fact that its really interesting. I want a moon base dammit.

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« Reply #19: April 17, 2012, 12:57:06 PM »
I went to the hill by the Netherlands Carillon. I have over 300 pictures to sort through, but here are some of the good ones. Looks like Kevrock's photo further up the thread was probably taken at the same time as one of these, just from a different angle.


























May be another opportunity to watch a shuttle flypast out near Dulles on Monday, when they are scheduled to fly Enterprise to New York for eventual delivery to the Intrepid Museum, where she will be displayed next to Concorde G-BOAD.

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« Reply #20: April 17, 2012, 01:03:24 PM »
fantastic pictures

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« Reply #21: April 17, 2012, 01:17:20 PM »
Awesome pics, 1995!

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Offline Lintyfresh85

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« Reply #24: April 17, 2012, 02:05:45 PM »
Great stuff 1995!