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A few of my pictures of Discovery
« on: 01/06/2013 08:41 PM »
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2013 08:42 PM »
Great pictures! I was in attendance for Atlantis's rollover to KSCVC last November, I plan on being able to visit Discovery in museum one day.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #2 on: 01/06/2013 09:17 PM »
Discovery is the first one I've seen in person, I plan eventually to see Atlantis and Endeavour for sure. But I'd love to go back to see Discovery again.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #3 on: 01/07/2013 03:35 AM »
Discovery is the first one I've seen in person, I plan eventually to see Atlantis and Endeavour for sure. But I'd love to go back to see Discovery again.

Don't forget Enterprise! She needs love too  ;D Awesome pics! It's still sad that this is what she's become.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #4 on: 01/07/2013 11:45 AM »
Thanks for the pics.  We were there a week ago.  That was the closest I'd been to an orbiter, and it was striking to see all the details up close, like tile serial numbers, APU purge port, landing gear brake lines, etc.


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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #5 on: 01/07/2013 02:43 PM »
Great pictures! It looks like the NASM is taking care of her.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #6 on: 01/07/2013 06:08 PM »
Thanks for the pics.  We were there a week ago.  That was the closest I'd been to an orbiter, and it was striking to see all the details up close, like tile serial numbers, APU purge port, landing gear brake lines, etc.



Yeah to see her size and gracefulness in person was amazing, and to see her entry scars, etc so close and personal was priceless.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #7 on: 01/07/2013 06:18 PM »
Nice to see her surrounded by people. I've never liked T&R for obvious reasons - and I know I'm a bit weird for that - but who knows if a kid gets taken to see her and then ends up being inspired to become the first astronaut on Mars.

That's where it's worth it all.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #8 on: 01/07/2013 08:35 PM »
... but who knows if a kid gets taken to see her and then ends up being inspired to become the first astronaut on Mars.

That's where it's worth it all.

That's a good thought, Chris.

And brettreds2K - thanks for sharing these latest pictures of my "favorite" orbiter.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #9 on: 01/08/2013 12:52 PM »
Id be happier of these ladies were still getting serviced for the next mission :)
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #10 on: 01/08/2013 09:53 PM »
Indeed. "These ladies" have inspired us most when they were flying. But that's all part of our memories now. Let's keep those memories alive! 

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #11 on: 01/08/2013 11:42 PM »
Indeed. "These ladies" have inspired us most when they were flying. But that's all part of our memories now. Let's keep those memories alive! 

Very true and touching. It's still leaves a sore spot that that's the only way they can be seen flying.. In our memories.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #12 on: 01/14/2013 04:26 PM »
I love your photos of Discovery; she's my favourite Orbiter too!

I'm another one who wishes Discovery and her sisters were still flying, and though this may sound strange, I feel sorry for Disco whenever I see pictures of her in the museum, but I know she's being really well looked after, and I wish I could visit her myself.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #13 on: 01/14/2013 04:50 PM »
Just an FYI, there's a very large dump of pictures and videos of this Discovery display in Udvar Hazy in L2.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #14 on: 01/15/2013 02:27 PM »
I can't wait to visit Discovery.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #15 on: 01/15/2013 03:02 PM »
I want to go back, thats for sure.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #16 on: 01/15/2013 06:33 PM »
I vote for a huge nasaspaceflight meet at Hazy.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #17 on: 01/16/2013 04:02 AM »
I'm new here, but wanted to share one of my own pics of me and Discovery.  (I have a ton of pics from the flyover as well.)  I live 2 hours north so I get the opportunity to visit often.  I remember watching her launch on the return to flight mission after Challenger when I was in second grade.  From then on I was hooked on all things space.  I had the opportunity to see her launch in person on STS 121 on July 4, 2006 from about 10 miles north of the pad. 
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #18 on: 01/16/2013 02:25 PM »
I vote for a huge nasaspaceflight meet at Hazy.

Not a bad idea in years to come to have meets where the orbiters are...although I think Atlantis at KSC is a clear fav for my "to do" list.

And welcome to the site's forum, Tim. Nice photo sir.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #19 on: 01/16/2013 04:44 PM »
Yeah, I can not wait to go see Atlantis on her new home. That display I bet will be breath taking
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #20 on: 01/19/2013 10:42 PM »
I vote for a huge nasaspaceflight meet at Hazy.

Not a bad idea in years to come to have meets where the orbiters are...although I think Atlantis at KSC is a clear fav for my "to do" list.

And welcome to the site's forum, Tim. Nice photo sir.

I think it's a great idea for shuttle huggers to meet other shuttle huggers. :)

I would for sure be down for a meet at Atlantis' home. She's my favorite orbiter. Maybe Nasaspaceflight could get an exclusive tour of KSC too.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #21 on: 01/24/2013 02:30 AM »
I vote for a huge nasaspaceflight meet at Hazy.

Not a bad idea in years to come to have meets where the orbiters are...although I think Atlantis at KSC is a clear fav for my "to do" list.

And welcome to the site's forum, Tim. Nice photo sir.

I think it's a great idea for shuttle huggers to meet other shuttle huggers. :)

I would for sure be down for a meet at Atlantis' home. She's my favorite orbiter. Maybe Nasaspaceflight could get an exclusive tour of KSC too.

That would be fun! I let my daughter (6 years old) pick where we go on vacation this summer. She said she wants to go see all four orbiters. So we are trying to come up with a name for our 2013 orbiter tour and we are going to get t-shirts made before we leave. :D Her favorite is Discovery. She has never seen one up close. She drools over the pictures on here of Discovery at Udvar-Hazy.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #22 on: 01/24/2013 02:37 AM »
From Sarah:
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I think it's a great idea for shuttle huggers to meet other shuttle huggers. :)

I would for sure be down for a meet at Atlantis' home. She's my favorite orbiter. Maybe Nasaspaceflight could get an exclusive tour of KSC too.


That would be fun! I let my daughter (6 years old) pick where we go on vacation this summer. She said she wants to go see all four orbiters. So we are trying to come up with a name for our 2013 orbiter tour and we are going to get t-shirts made before we leave. :D Her favorite is Discovery. She has never seen one up close. She drools over the pictures on here of Discovery at Udvar-Hazy.

Discovery and Enterprise in June
Atlantis in July
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To make your trip complete and all four corners of the lower 48, maybe you should plan on stopping in Seattle to visit the Shuttle trainer so you can walk in and view the interior, something you can't do on the other four.
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #23 on: 05/17/2013 10:57 PM »
It's going to be awsome to see Atlantis again this summer, but it will be a little strange, Atlantis was the only one that I ever saw fly. I've only seen Discovery and Endeavour up close in the VAB, but i've only seen Atlantis from a distance.

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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #24 on: 05/18/2013 12:32 AM »
This thread inspired me to change my avatar. :)

I SO need to go to Udvar-Hazy when I am in the DC-VA area for my LEGO convention this summer. great pics on this thread, thanks all!
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Re: A few of my pictures of Discovery
« Reply #26 on: 03/27/2014 04:24 PM »
Udvar-Hazy near Dulles
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