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Shuttle

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Chris(NJ), Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    I was lucky enough to see it fly by! Very cool! This was also pretty nice to see since I was fortunate enough to witness an evening launch a few years ago.
    [​IMG][/
     
  2. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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  3. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    are those escort fighters in the picture also?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM
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    krap22

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    I got the pleasure of watching a launch a few years ago. It was Amazing.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:43 AM
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    I saw one escort, not sure if there were more. There was also regular air traffic since I snapped that pic as it was over Newark airspace.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    Yep! Looks like you were in the same spot as I was to watch the launch. Awesome, wasnt it!?! :cool:
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    got ya, that's cool!
     
  8. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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    It is simply amazing to watch something fly out of site, straight up in about 3 minutes.

    I think they said if there as an issue, they would abort mission and end up in Spain in 7 minutes. :eek: That is insane.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    Awesome picture thanks for sharing. Use to work at Edwards (years ago) on the rescue recovery team. The question regarding fighters in trail.... That was a NASA T-38 - USAF training jet used as a photo and safety chase/escort (no weapons) on all flights.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    thanks for the info! jets have always interested me and might be the reason why i'm contemplating the Air Force after i graduate college. who knows though :notsure:

    cool avatar by the way :cool:
     
  11. Apr 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM
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    I think wpafb should have gotten a shuttle, afterall Dayton is the birthplace of aviation
     
  12. Apr 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    :mad: Don't worry, the next space shuttle that goes up into space will be Chinese.......

    And the USA can only watch........:( And look at our past space shuttles sitting on display, like the Saturn 5's rockets that went to the moon, a testament to our once great nation.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    We can't afford the Shuttle program anymore...

    gotta keep the poor in Nike's and I-Phones. :D
     
  14. Apr 27, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    Give us our damn arm back
     
  15. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    We are going to keep them in return for all the free advertising you got.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    Never got to see a launch, but Dad was working Downey for the Apollo and Shuttle programs, so I got to go to Edwards for the Enterprise rollout and watched the first landing during the ALT phase of the project.

    Going to have to visit the Endeavour before the museum and neighborhood turn it to shit.
     
  17. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    I heard we copied the arm, made it smaller, more reliable, and now use them on garbage trucks.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5Z_SKs6c6k&feature=fvwrel
     
  18. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    This arm?

    [​IMG]


    That was such a PITA that the guys trying to use it hung a "For Sale" sign on it?
     
  19. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    Yup

    It took 'Merica to show the world that Canada can produce something other than Christmas trees :D
     
  20. Apr 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    In hindsight...we should have used the same arms from a garbage truck on the shuttle. It would have been MUCH cheaper. Hell.....we could have put 30 of those fucking things on the shuttle, and STILL had enough money left over to fuel a couple flights.....it would have been satilite launching MADNESS!
     
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