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They're getting ready!

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« Reply #1 on: 06/27/2013 04:19 PM »
Yesterday, still a night shift has been inserted,

26.06.13 5:40 AM

and today started with the construction of a stage.

27.06.13 11:55 AM

Calm before the rush, outside and inside ...


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« Reply #2 on: 06/27/2013 09:01 PM »
The stage looks set!

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« Reply #3 on: 06/27/2013 09:09 PM »
Is that T-38 the "real deal"?
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"

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« Reply #4 on: 06/27/2013 11:03 PM »
I cried

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« Reply #5 on: 06/27/2013 11:18 PM »
I cried
Great pics of you both Jim! Thanks for sharing. :)
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« Reply #6 on: 06/27/2013 11:52 PM »
I just knew that the steely-eyed missile man had a sentimental side.  :)

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« Reply #7 on: 06/28/2013 12:39 AM »
When I went a week ago to the family event there wasn't a ton of people there. I felt sentimental but nothing major. I took my visiting mother and my kids there yesterday and they are now letting the public go through. Even though I had seen it before, this time, probably because of the much larger awestruck crowd, when she was revealed I had tears flowing...

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« Reply #8 on: 06/28/2013 04:08 PM »
Actually, that one photo across the pool showing the SRB/ET stack is almost more gripping than OV-104 herself. Kind of reminds you that the orbiters are gone now.

Enjoy it, those of you who are going this weekend! I'll make the pilgrimage, but it'll be once the kids are old enough to really enjoy Orlando as part of the package.

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« Reply #9 on: 06/28/2013 04:31 PM »

Indeed, thanks for sharing.  Can't wait to see her in late 2014.

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« Reply #10 on: 06/28/2013 04:50 PM »
Hello Guys,

Last shot for today, it's all ready now and the stage is completed too. The sun is also shining, so only the red carpet to the entrance is missing ...

12:10 PM

Enjoy the show tomorrow!


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« Reply #11 on: 06/28/2013 05:44 PM »
Got my preview on Wednesday. Really well done. I had the pleasure of touring with astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and one of the most gratifying things was seeing all of the people come up to her and ask to chat or get a pic. She was very gracious and indulged everyone.

And that ET/SRB stack outside really is more memorable than you might think. Oddest thing was driving away. Heading down the causeway, there was a shuttle stack in my review mirror! I did a double-take -- twice. Don't see that every day.

For the record, my pics: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22705247/2013/06/27/space-shuttle-atlantis-museum-display

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« Reply #12 on: 06/28/2013 08:37 PM »
I watched Fox's story on Atlantis last night. It's great to see her get some air time.

And it looks like the stage had a gust of wind or something..

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« Reply #13 on: 06/28/2013 09:51 PM »
Got my preview on Wednesday. Really well done. I had the pleasure of touring with astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and one of the most gratifying things was seeing all of the people come up to her and ask to chat or get a pic. She was very gracious and indulged everyone.

And that ET/SRB stack outside really is more memorable than you might think. Oddest thing was driving away. Heading down the causeway, there was a shuttle stack in my review mirror! I did a double-take -- twice. Don't see that every day.

For the record, my pics: http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/22705247/2013/06/27/space-shuttle-atlantis-museum-display

Thanks for sharing your nice pics, you are to be envied.

Maybe I can also visit Atlantis someday ...

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« Reply #14 on: 06/29/2013 12:03 PM »
We're ready to rock!

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« Reply #15 on: 06/29/2013 12:34 PM »
I'm guessing that the screen changes..

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« Reply #16 on: 06/29/2013 01:33 PM »
The ceremony has started.

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« Reply #17 on: 06/29/2013 01:50 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: 06/29/2013 01:51 PM »

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