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Old 11-09-06, 16:29
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Disco out the door to Pad 39B, the last scheduled launch from that pad before it's reconfigured for the moon rockets.


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Old 11-09-06, 16:32
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Great shot Star copied it for our Air Cadet Newsletter, hope thats okay with you, and Good Luck on the launch
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Old 11-09-06, 16:33
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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
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Oooooo, sweet.

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

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

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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)
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@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/sh...ain/index.html

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





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







This ends your tour! Drive home safely!
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-09-06, 17:17
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Man oh man, I will never whine about changing the plug wires on the Kia again
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I just love the pictures!! I know it's truly an amazing thing to see this up close and personal!

Thanks for sharing.

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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
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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.
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It was moved up because of the computer rollover at year's end, right?
Not because of it, just concerns over it; keeps flexible launch days built in, and avoids any potential "compfusion".
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Not because of it, just concerns over it; keeps flexible launch days built in, and avoids any potential "compfusion".
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!
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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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?

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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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