We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
Hes a douche, you're a douche, I'm a douche. We good here?
Oh and for the record, I don't think I'm a "memeber" just cause I decided to have a little fun one time getting you guys all butthurt.
Last edited by NightTrain EX; 04-17-2012 at 04:01 PM.
The SCA's used to overfly Drake VOR in northern AZ where I went to college, so every once in awhile I could look up and see it flying 10,000' over head, since their service ceiling with the orbiter on was 15,000' and Prescott was at 5,000'. Saw it cruise by while I was in flight too, which was pretty awesome.
If I was around DC I would have been outside checking it out. End of a really cool era.
In for reading after work. Hopefully the thread does not get locked by then. Wish I was not so far away to actually enjoy it in person. Buddy of mine works at NASA and he said the take off was one of the most coolest things he has been able to expierence.
Nasa T-38 Talon
Watched the LIVE feed during work, awesome to hear the chatter. Apparently the T-38 had a critical fuel level and they brought the 747-Shuttle in quick and across to make way for the escort.
NASA operates a fleet of 32 T-38 aircraft and uses the aircraft as a jet trainer for its astronauts, as well as a chase plane. Its fleet is housed primarily at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.
There are also 2 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Here is a pic of them being loaded.
Last edited by clutchrider; 04-18-2012 at 09:11 AM.
I wish I could've witnessed this live
I don't know if this is exactly true (on-line searches turn up nothing) but I think I recall my Dad taking my Brother and I to watch the Space Shuttle/747 land at Denver's old Stapleton airport back sometime in the '80s so the 747 could refuel...if nothing else it makes for a good story
It's a proper, proper thing!
I was at work and made it to our roof for this event. One of the most amazing things I've been able to see in real life. The sound as well as the fly overs around the Capitol and mall were just breathtaking.
A real shame to see it go. It makes you think what a marvel the reusable shuttle was....
Such a beautiful day for its arrival as well!
wow dirty space ship.....
oh, and epic boat-tail
thats got to be atleast a .3 drop on cd