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Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« on: 04/17/2012 05:11 PM »
I thought I'd set up a thread for personal photos surrounding the ferry flight, along the lines of the STS-134 and 135 photo threads:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=25083.0
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=25488.0

Per the rules there: Feel free to attach selected photos you've taken (providing they aren't massive file sizes), embed (again, only selective, no more than two per post and not "wider" than the page size) or link up to your personal album.

Starting it out with two of mine from the SLF this morning...
« Last Edit: 04/17/2012 05:15 PM by WheelsStop »

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #1 on: 04/17/2012 06:25 PM »
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #2 on: 04/17/2012 06:35 PM »
I think this is my favorite, since it shows some scale, and it has one of the chase T-38s.  I think this was on the second flyby approach to Dulles.

(TOO wide to embed! - Carl)
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #3 on: 04/17/2012 10:39 PM »
That's a great picture, thanks for posting it.
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #4 on: 04/17/2012 11:55 PM »
Took these at Udvar-Hazy during three different passes.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #5 on: 04/18/2012 12:31 AM »
I've got a bunch, but need to bump them up a bit in PhotoShop to bring out the contrast.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #6 on: 04/18/2012 12:38 AM »
End of the second pass, and coming in for landing.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #7 on: 04/18/2012 12:39 AM »
After the landing, I went into the museum and took these photos of Enterprise looking lonely and unloved.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #8 on: 04/18/2012 01:16 AM »
Poor Enterprise....

Do these pictures need to be taken in person? (Because I have 16+ hours of video on my computer that I've recorded)

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #9 on: 04/18/2012 01:30 AM »
I shot about 200 RAW+JPEG frames. Unfortunately, I left the CF reader at home, so I'm stuck with whatever JPEGs the flaky Eye-Fi card will send to my iPad.


Discovery approaches by dvsmith, on Flickr


Discovery second flyby by dvsmith, on Flickr


Discovery's final final approach by dvsmith, on Flickr


Always the Bridesmaid by dvsmith, on Flickr
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #10 on: 04/18/2012 02:06 AM »
Even the mall at GSFC was a bit crowded today for the flyover with a lot of co-workers bringing their families :-)

I must say, yeah DC got four passes but, there was something about the need of needing to see this event from NASA property (and still having to get 8 hrs of work in!)

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #11 on: 04/18/2012 03:24 AM »
From the base of the Washington Monument.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #12 on: 04/18/2012 03:37 AM »
Here's a couple from the top of parking structure 1 @ Dulles...
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #13 on: 04/18/2012 05:56 AM »
I had a nice view from Bolling AFB myself. Wouldn't have missed it in the world. 2nd best way to view short of the launches.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #14 on: 04/18/2012 05:57 AM »
Here are my photos, shot from the Washington Monument:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jsmjr/sets/72157629474531388/

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #15 on: 04/18/2012 11:42 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: 04/18/2012 01:36 PM »
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #17 on: 04/18/2012 01:37 PM »
there was no way i could have prepared for that first overhead pass at udvar-hazy. i suppose the life lesson is "only use lenses you're comfortable with" (my recalcitrant zoom lens locked up because it was approaching us too rapidly for the autofocus to compensate), but on the other hand, if i'd gone for the 35mm lens that i'm most familiar with, i'd have been photographing that moment instead of experiencing it.


http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd373/kevinhollenbeck/discovery/firstpass.jpg


http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd373/kevinhollenbeck/discovery/secondpass.jpg


http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd373/kevinhollenbeck/discovery/landing.jpg


http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd373/kevinhollenbeck/discovery/runway.jpg
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #18 on: 04/18/2012 01:41 PM »
[snip]...i'd have been photographing that moment instead of experiencing it.

I watched both passes and the landing while trying to photograph.  After realizing that you don't remember the experience while looking through a lens, I made myself watch and whatever the camera got, it got.  Great shots!

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #19 on: 04/19/2012 01:24 PM »
Taken from just south of Dulles.  A bit more photoshopped than I would have liked, but the overcast left everything washed out.  Heading back today to get more.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #20 on: 04/19/2012 02:02 PM »
Much better frames, now that I can see them at full-res (from the RAW files).

See flickr for high-res.

Discovery Approaches
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvsmith/6947297550/

Discovery overhead
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvsmith/6947289026/

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #21 on: 04/19/2012 02:03 PM »
See flickr for high-res:

Discovery's final final
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #22 on: 04/19/2012 02:25 PM »
I'll bet we can easily say that this was the most photographed shuttle ferry flight in history.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #23 on: 04/19/2012 04:59 PM »
After the landing, I went into the museum and took these photos of Enterprise looking lonely and unloved.
In the 2nd picture of Enterprise, there are some marks on the RCC panels. Might they be from the testing done during the CAIB testing?  I had heard that some wing panels were borrowed from Enterprise.
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #24 on: 04/19/2012 07:29 PM »
Awesome pictures, most seem to be from D.C., here's mine from the KSC VC parking lot- got three passes.

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #26 on: 04/20/2012 07:09 PM »
After the landing, I went into the museum and took these photos of Enterprise looking lonely and unloved.
In the 2nd picture of Enterprise, there are some marks on the RCC panels. Might they be from the testing done during the CAIB testing?  I had heard that some wing panels were borrowed from Enterprise.

Yeah. Also some marks on the landing gear door. I was present for one of the tests that scraped the tiles on the door.

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« Reply #27 on: 04/21/2012 06:52 PM »
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« Reply #28 on: 04/21/2012 07:06 PM »
Discovery Escorts

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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #29 on: 04/21/2012 07:34 PM »
I thought you guys might like to see some of my images from Discovery's arrival in DC.  These arrival photos were taken from the Sully Historic Site across from Udvar-Hazy.  It was great hanging out with a few of you during the Welcome Discovery Ceremony.











Here is a photo stitch I made of the ceremony:








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« Reply #30 on: 10/09/2012 06:11 PM »
Finally made it to DC to see the girl of my dreams this week !!
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Re: Discovery's Final Ferry Flight - Personal Photos
« Reply #31 on: 04/17/2014 08:43 PM »
2 years ago today.....I took this photo from the VAB roof.....

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« Reply #32 on: 04/21/2014 12:26 PM »
Hard to believe its been 2 years, I went almost 2 years ago to see her on Memorial Weekend.
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« Reply #33 on: 07/21/2014 12:40 AM »
Great photos of 103. :) 

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« Reply #34 on: 04/16/2015 08:44 PM »
Time goes fast....

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