Author Topic: LIVE: Discovery's Final Journey - Preps, Departure and Arrival  (Read 186199 times)

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The last ever thread for Discovery.

Begins with the arrival of the SCA to pick her up.

T&R Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/t&r/

L2 Presentations and Photos:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=retirement

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NAthan was updating in other thread, NASA 905 flying to KSC to pick up Discovery

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA905
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NASA 905 in Florida airspace.  Second-to-final time it'll land at KSC.
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NTV showing her being stacked onto the SCA the last time she was at Dryden
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Unless she can move as fast as an orbiter, dont think NASA 905 will make it by 5:08

Edit: Must be Central, not Eastern Time!
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Well, their's no delaying the inevitable. It's time for Discovery to ship out.

Does anyone have any approximate time for the roll from the VAB to SLF?




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Well, their's no delaying the inevitable. It's time for Discovery to ship out.

Does anyone have any approximate time for the roll from the VAB to SLF?





I think it's around 0700 but someone feel free to correct me if my memory just failed.
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Well, their's no delaying the inevitable. It's time for Discovery to ship out.

Does anyone have any approximate time for the roll from the VAB to SLF?


I think it's around 0700 but someone feel free to correct me if my memory just failed.

Ah, okay. I'm trying to look for a good time to set my alarm clock

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Picture of NASA 905 leaving Dryden, note the two windows on the "bubble"

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Features/sca_905_heads_to_ksc.html
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starting to turn toward KSC
« Last Edit: 04/10/2012 09:11 PM by Ronsmytheiii »

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Now looks like it is turning away, must be winds or something

Edit, turning back now
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flightaware projects another 10 minutes, but is not refreshing right now

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Approximate arrival time of NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at KSC is now closer to 5:30 p.m. EDT due to Orlando area air traffic

Too many people going to Disneyworld!

https://twitter.com/#!/NASAKennedy
« Last Edit: 04/10/2012 09:23 PM by Ronsmytheiii »

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Starting Descent

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NTV starting, view of SLF
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over dt orlando
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Tallyho!

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