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    Thread: April 17 - Shuttle Discovery to land at Dulles

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      04-15-2012 09:19 PM #26
      i'll be on the roof of one of the buildings at nat'l harbour when she comes in. I hope I remember to be anyways lol

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      04-16-2012 12:45 AM #27
      Great HD video of the lift & mate operations today --

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJoppJHl8sA



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      04-16-2012 08:31 AM #28
      Last night & this morning.







      Photo source: @RobertPearlman (collectSPACE.com), @Astronut099 on Twitter.
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      04-16-2012 09:17 AM #29
      ^^^

      Awesome pics. Sad I won't be in the DC area to catch it.

      I really like that the shuttle is still all scarred up and dirty. I hope they all stay that way.

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      04-16-2012 03:46 PM #30
      I wish I could get out to Dulles tomorrow with my boys, they would absolutely love to see this come in. I used to work literally 5 minutes up the road from Dulles. Not going to be able to get off work/boys out of school though
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      04-16-2012 04:14 PM #31
      From astronaut Nicole Stott (@Astro_Nicole):

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      04-16-2012 04:49 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post

      I really like that the shuttle is still all scarred up and dirty. I hope they all stay that way.
      Same. Really enhances its historical role.

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      04-16-2012 09:34 PM #33
      I am taking off tomorrow. Still undecided on where to go to watch... Anybody going to the A&P museum parking lot at Dulles? Wonder if I can camp out at the end of runway 1R (outside the fence)...

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      04-17-2012 06:32 AM #34
      What is the fate of the SCA once the shuttles are at their new homes?

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      04-17-2012 07:05 AM #35
      Ok, DC peeps. She's in the air @ 6:58am. Should be in the neighborhood right on schedule.
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      04-17-2012 07:38 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What is the fate of the SCA once the shuttles are at their new homes?
      There are two: T/N 905 & 911.

      911 has already been retired and is a spare parts provider for another 747 that NASA uses for astronomy, and for 905.

      905 will perform ferry duties for Discovery, and then Endeavour. After that, I'm not sure. It will remain in service, but I'm not sure what for, or for how long.
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      04-17-2012 08:35 AM #37
      Anybody have live tracking?
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    13. 04-17-2012 09:00 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by KrazyGerman View Post
      Anybody have live tracking?
      flightaware has the edwards to ktts flight, but not the ktts to iad, so who knows? the flight # is nasa905 (N905NA). i'm planning on heading out to look about 0940, egz you want to come with?
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman
      You sound like a man who would appreciate an upper decker.

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      04-17-2012 09:11 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by motronicmalfunction View Post
      flightaware has the edwards to ktts flight, but not the ktts to iad, so who knows? the flight # is nasa905 (N905NA). i'm planning on heading out to look about 0940, egz you want to come with?
      Post pictures if you can get them.

    15. 04-17-2012 09:14 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      What is the fate of the SCA once the shuttles are at their new homes?
      probably more of this.

      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman
      You sound like a man who would appreciate an upper decker.

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      04-17-2012 09:51 AM #41
      I work about 2 miles from Dulles, we just had a great view of the flyover from the 15th floor of the office.
      iain

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      04-17-2012 10:15 AM #42
      Just flew right over my building twice. Very cool!

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      04-17-2012 11:09 AM #43
      Watching the live stream. Wow. Just amazing to see the 747 land with Discovery atop.

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      04-17-2012 11:15 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by motronicmalfunction View Post
      egz you want to come with?
      Wish I could have, but only have enough time to take off one day, so I'll be making that Thursday.

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      04-17-2012 11:20 AM #45
      Flew by my office window 3 times which was nice. Nobody on my conference call could have cared which was a sad statement.

      Amazing sight.. truely an end of an era.

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      04-17-2012 11:29 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Look ma, piggyback!

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      04-17-2012 11:31 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by David@vwvortex View Post
      Flew by my office window 3 times which was nice. Nobody on my conference call could have cared which was a sad statement.

      Amazing sight.. truely an end of an era.
      My mother just emailed me to rub it in - saw it from her office window on Penn....said she invited one of the fresh-out-of-college staffers/interns to take a peek cause he was right outside her door doing nothing...and he looked at her with a "whatsashuttle" look.

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      04-17-2012 11:35 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by David@vwvortex View Post
      Flew by my office window 3 times which was nice. Nobody on my conference call could have cared which was a sad statement.

      Amazing sight.. truely an end of an era.
      Got an amazing view of it as it flew right over my building while 20 of us were on the roof.
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