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    Space Shuttle Discovery - transfer to NASM/Udvar-Hazy

    The time has finally come to start moving the Shuttles to their final museum resting places.

    First up - Discovery, who just happens to be my favorite bird and the fleet-leader in flights/time/etc, on her way up the the Udvar-Hazy annex of the National Air & Space Museum -- at Dulles Airport just outside of Washington, DC.

    Discovery was raised today and mated to the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), one of the two modified 747s that NASA has used to move Orbiters around the country in the past.



    They are scheduled to depart KSC Tuesday morning (wheels-up approximately 0700am EDT) and arrive in the DC area some time between 1000EDT and 1100am EDT.

    There will be a "lap" flown around KSC before departing to the north - depending on the runway departure, it'll be one of these two:





    This is what the "KSC victory lap" might just look like!!!



    Once in DC, the SCA will do a lap around the downtown DC area before heading out to land at Dulles.

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    I'll be there to welcome Discovery to her new home... so expect butt-loads of pictures on this thread when I get back in a week.

    In addition to the fly-by/landing shots, I'll be at the "Members Only" (no jackets, though!) preview and we have a private tour with the NASM Shuttle Curator lined up afterwards. #shaggyonepercent

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    Some photos from the Discovery/SCA mating process:










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    Very cool Ram, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post
    Some photos from the Discovery/SCA mating process:
    damn that's cool... side note is she supposed to look so worn and beat down?

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    Such a sad way for these birds to go. We better have a stargate or antigrav taking their place, otherwise it's just tragic.

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    post pics of Johnsons orbiter

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    I'll hopefully be there when they bring one home to Houston

    wait wut

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP5 View Post
    post pics of Johnsons orbiter
    Quote Originally Posted by Surly Bevo View Post
    I'll hopefully be there when they bring one home to Houston

    wait wut
    In a "throw a bone to shut them up" move, the mock-up Orbiter that *HAD* been at the KSC Visitor's Center... outside... in the elements... for a couple of decades... has been slated to move to the JSC Visitor's Center.





    "Explorer" will sit and wait for a barge to take it to Houston in a few months... yay us.

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    Yeah - I took a couple of photos of one of the SCAs with Columbia on her a long time ago...

    Slightly different stencil (the original one, though!):



    Click for "humongous size":

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    what do all the tiles say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP5 View Post
    what do all the tiles say?
    "Guarantee is voided by collisions with big ass pieces of foam"

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    Why wasnt foam a problem in the beginning? Why the need for foam that can crack tile?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post
    I'll be there to welcome Discovery to her new home... so expect butt-loads of pictures on this thread when I get back in a week.

    In addition to the fly-by/landing shots, I'll be at the "Members Only" (no jackets, though!) preview and we have a private tour with the NASM Shuttle Curator lined up afterwards. #shaggyonepercent
    take me with you

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    Freaking awesome! Love the pix.

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    Any suggestions on the best place for us non-VIP civilians in the DC area to go to watch the flight in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Coctostan View Post
    Any suggestions on the best place for us non-VIP civilians in the DC area to go to watch the flight in?
    Yes... I'll post those in an hour or two. Stand by...

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    Those $#@!suckers stole our $#@!ing space shuttle. I hate Houston with a fiery passion, but dammit, I live here and I feel wronged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaduroUTMB View Post
    Those $#@!suckers stole our $#@!ing space shuttle. I hate Houston with a fiery passion, but dammit, I live here and I feel wronged.
    Yup, since it made sense, they did the opposite

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    Quote Originally Posted by MP5 View Post
    Why wasnt foam a problem in the beginning? Why the need for foam that can crack tile?
    different type of non CFC adhesive used, as opposed to the earlier days when we didnt care about the ozone

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    Pics of alien space tits or GTFO...

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    THanks for the pics.

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    when I was a kid, I saw one of the mated orbiters as it flew into Kelly AFB in San Antonio. that was cool.

    I look forward to more shuttle pics. any of the shuttle doing a reverse cowgirl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheese View Post
    different type of non CFC adhesive used, as opposed to the earlier days when we didnt care about the ozone
    seems we cared about people though

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Coctostan View Post
    Any suggestions on the best place for us non-VIP civilians in the DC area to go to watch the flight in?
    Best Viewing Sites for Discovery's Flyover of the Washington D.C. Area on April 17

    On Tuesday, April 17, between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT, space shuttle Discovery, mounted on the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will fly from Kennedy Space Center to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum, Udvar-Hazy Center. Individuals in the Washington metropolitan area will have the opportunity to see Discovery before it lands at Dulles International Airport.

    Though the exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints, the SCA is expected to fly at approximately 1,500 feet near a variety of landmarks in the area, including the National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor and the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaduroUTMB View Post
    Those $#@!suckers stole our $#@!ing space shuttle. I hate Houston with a fiery passion, but dammit, I live here and I feel wronged.
    What's the story behind this? NASA had shuttles that they were dividing up among museums/space centers, and Johnson got left out? Where were the others sent to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposition View Post
    What's the story behind this? NASA had shuttles that they were dividing up among museums/space centers, and Johnson got left out? Where were the others sent to?
    Atlantis - stays at KSC (good call)
    Discovery - goes to Udvar-Hazy/NASM (DC) (good call)
    Endeavour - goes to LA (moderate... would have made more sense at EDW or Palmdale, but LA has more traffic)
    Enterprise - moves from NASM to NYC (WTF???)

    Fake weathered tourist plywood model - now goes to Houston.
    Last edited by RamjetFDO; 04-15-2012 at 09:52 PM. Reason: added my own opinions

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    Yeah, that's bull$#@!.

    So the City of Houston and the JSC Community was outraged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposition View Post
    Yeah, that's bull$#@!.

    So the City of Houston and the JSC Community was outraged?
    Yup... whole thread on it here

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    asshat Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? Duck of Death's Avatar
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    what's gonna happen to the 747s now that they aren't needed to move the shuttles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck of Death View Post
    what's gonna happen to the 747s now that they aren't needed to move the shuttles?
    Already used to a little bareback riding by a black bottom so secret service is going use them.

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    I always knew Discovery was a top.

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    Rolled back and ready...


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    Sad to see such great machines ending their careers. I'm slightly upset I was only able to make it out to one shuttle launch, but it was by far one of my greatest experiences of all time.

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    Space shuttle ferryflight to Smithsonian ready for takeoff

    The modified Boeing 747 jet will depart the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday at 7:00 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT), performing a series of low-altitude passes over the Space Coast beaches, Visitor Complex and spaceport before plotting a course towards the nation's capital were more flyovers are planned and an eventual landing at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

    "With the flybys here and the Dulles areas, the flight is going to be about 3 hours, 40 minutes. Just flying time is 2 hours, 20 minutes," said Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flight engineer Henry Taylor.

    "The museum wants us to do a pass over Dulles and we're going to try to do some in the D.C. area. The exact route is not published. Hopefully the weather will cooperate where it will be good for the people on the ground to see, and we'll have a photo chase to get some aerial photography."

    The D.C. flyovers are expected around 10 a.m. EDT and touchdown at Dulles is expected at 10:40 a.m. EDT.

    Shuttle fans are expected to flock to the airport to see the landing, and 747 pilot Jeff Moultrie says he will give folks a nice photo opportunity.
    I am so stoked for this... heading to the airport in a couple of hours for my flight out. More reporting from there tomorrow! :)

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    Goddamn, RamJet - you've got a serious backstage pass. Not only are those awesome pictures, but the vantage point is clearly "inside the ropes." Thanks for sharing, man. This is a momentus occasion, and not for the right reasons. The retirement of the Shuttle program without a clearly defined successor is a major step backwards, and people aren't paying enough attention amidst all the other noise. Maybe we can get of your pics to go viral, and send this $#@! into overdrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capnamerca View Post
    Goddamn, RamJet - you've got a serious backstage pass. Not only are those awesome pictures, but the vantage point is clearly "inside the ropes." Thanks for sharing, man. This is a momentus occasion, and not for the right reasons. The retirement of the Shuttle program without a clearly defined successor is a major step backwards, and people aren't paying enough attention amidst all the other noise. Maybe we can get of your pics to go viral, and send this $#@! into overdrive.
    Disclaimer: The KSC pix aren't mine - they're from PAO-types out at KSC.

    The pix I'll post from the upcoming NASM events will be mine, though... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! :)

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    the one that flew over JSC a year or so ago was one of the most spectacular things i have ever witnessed.

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    RAMJET,

    can you go hijack it and bring it home to htown? I will help with your defense fund

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    Cool. Thanks. I'm in Arlington, so although it's not listed, I'm thinking that the Marine Corps Memorial might be a good place to camp out...

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    http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-041612a.html

    Another view-the-Shuttle article if it helps the DC-area Shagsters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post

    Years ago, while working in Greenway Plaza - I received a call from a buddy who told me to look out the window down towards the SW Freeway....and there is was flying from SA to Ellington.

    That was AWESOME!!!, then we took the drive down to Ellington where she stopped for an overnight visit. (disclaimer - I have no recollection of which shuttle it was)

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    asshat miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito is probably pretty witty. or good at photoshop. or porn. miguelito's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xian View Post
    RAMJET,

    can you go hijack it and bring it home to htown? I will help with your defense fund
    yeah, like in that Bond movie.

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