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On The Floor & Out The Door

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by star17, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    Disco out the door to Pad 39B, the last scheduled launch from that pad before it's reconfigured for the moon rockets. :)

  2. BCGray

    BCGray Guest

    Great shot Star copied it for our Air Cadet Newsletter, hope thats okay with you, and Good Luck on the launch
  3. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    That is an amazing sight! Remind us when launch is happening Star?

    I half expect to see James Bond hiding behind one of the pillars, and some funky adventure-type music playing in the background ;)
  4. Matacumbie

    Matacumbie Rocky Top

    Oooooo, sweet. :)

    Looks like me and G.T. gotta a new background. ;)

    Thank's Star.........you are so fortunate.

  5. dromano

    dromano Staff Sergeant

    Incredable! Great pic all my life i have wanted to get that close. I live only a few miles away (so close and yet so far)
  6. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    @Lev: 6 or 7 December, likely the 6th 'cause the Air Force is going to delay a launch of theirs for us.

    @ Matacumbie: I know, to me this isn't a job, it's an adventure (with apologies to the Navy) :)

    @dromano: you're just right down the road, I bet you get nice views of the launches. :)

    @ BC: the mother ship has numerous images up on the site, you can snag larger images if you like: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

  7. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    A few of Disco in the VAB during stacking earlier this week. :)



  8. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    ...and a few more random images I thought you folks would enjoy.




    This ends your tour! Drive home safely! ;)
  9. gal1998

    gal1998 solo-cob

    Thank you so much for sharing these with us. I had heard on the news it was out. Was hoping you woud post and you did.
    The pictures are wonderful.
    Thanks again
  10. BCGray

    BCGray Guest

    Thanks for the "tour" and the link, think I will make the Newsletter for January on the shuttle, the Air Cadets including mine just "eat" it up.
  11. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    Man oh man, I will never whine about changing the plug wires on the Kia again ;)
  12. British TV Nut

    British TV Nut Corporal

    I just love the pictures!! I know it's truly an amazing thing to see this up close and personal!

    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Rikky

    Rikky Wile E. Coyote - One of a kind

    Seeing it lit up on the pad at night is somehow mystical to me,the hopes and dreams of mankind solidified,the stuff dreams are made of :)
  14. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    It was moved up because of the computer rollover at year's end, right? Lovely pics of the hangar and crawler all lit up. Looks like Christmas.:)
  15. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    Not because of it, just concerns over it; keeps flexible launch days built in, and avoids any potential "compfusion".
  16. augiedoggie

    augiedoggie The Canadian Loon - LocoAugie (R.I.P. 2012)

    They knew about it in 2K3, I wonder if this is just a case of 'If it ain't broke...'. Better safe than sorry. Fly baby fly!:)
  17. star17

    star17 MajorGeek

    More of a case of "better safe than sorry"...the computers have a helluva workload as it is, no need to bother them with such minutiae as what year it is. ;)
  18. G.T.

    G.T. R.I.P February 4, 2007. You will be missed.

    What year is it again? :D

    Great pictures Chris. I love the shot looking UP the stack, with the shuttle hanging above it. As large as the shuttle is, VAB goes waaaaay higher. Huge building.
  19. Wraith

    Wraith A Really Great Guy

    OH Chris, you really know how to get me jealous. I WANT TO BE ON THE RIGGING CREW!!! That is stuff I love to do! You don't know what local those riggers are out of do you?

  20. Phantom

    Phantom Brigadier Britches

    Very nice pics. and 'tour', Chris. Thanks for the 'insider view'. I was watching an interview, concerning any potential problems with the computer systems and change of year 'bugs' on NASA TV, yesterday.

    Nice to see something I'm really interested in, besides political opinions <*yawn>. I look forward to the launching, and especially the moon missions, later down the track.

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