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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #1 on: 11/02/2012 01:04 PM »
Well written article. Thanks for the details on how she will be displayed.
The display is going to be a sight to see. I am so happy that KSC will be her homeport.

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #2 on: 11/02/2012 01:26 PM »

I agree. A very well-written article!

Farewell Atlantis and thanks for the memories!
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #3 on: 11/02/2012 01:30 PM »
Well done, Chris!
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #4 on: 11/02/2012 02:27 PM »
Thank you very much for the article.

I am watching the procession livecast on NASA TV feeling much sadness, taking screen shots for the memories.

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #5 on: 11/02/2012 02:34 PM »
just turned on Ntv....live move of its final mission.

a quick capture.
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #6 on: 11/02/2012 09:43 PM »
Amazing article. No one site can touch here for passion and content.
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #7 on: 11/02/2012 10:21 PM »
Today they called you the “Princess” of the fleet…  Sleep well Princess and dream of voyages yet to come in the mind of a young child…

Wonderful final salute to Atlantis Chris G… Thank you!  :)
« Last Edit: 11/02/2012 10:30 PM by Rocket Science »
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #8 on: 11/02/2012 10:44 PM »
Well done Chris, as usual.  8)

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #9 on: 11/02/2012 10:54 PM »
Beautiful work, Chris G.
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #10 on: 11/03/2012 12:19 AM »
Excellent article Chris
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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #11 on: 11/03/2012 09:04 PM »
Such a moving article...great work Chris G!

This part was especially moving:

"To the good ship Atlantis – farewell and thank you for the memories.

Sincerely,
The NASASpaceflight.com team."


Indeed, and from us too, heere on the forum side.
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #12 on: 11/03/2012 09:55 PM »
"From the late 1970s to today, the Kennedy Space Center has thrived and lived for the processing and care of the Space Shuttle orbiter fleet. From Enterprise and Columbia, to Challenger and Discovery, to Atlantis and Endeavour, the workforce and the orbiters themselves lived and breathed in Florida."

Well said, Chris - so in fact this hasn't been "The Final Goodbye" - Atlantis has just moved on down the road...


I'm movin' on down the road.
I'm carryin' this heavy load.
I'm movin', I'm movin' on down the road.
I don't know where I'm goin',
I'm movin' on down the road.


(Gary Moore - "Movin' Down The Road")


A great article about this final shuttle chapter, capturing all the emotions involved - "Thank you for the memories," indeed.
« Last Edit: 11/03/2012 10:02 PM by Ares67 »

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #13 on: 11/03/2012 10:53 PM »
The gathering at Exploration Park yesterday felt like it was part celebration and part wake.  I was delighted to be able to spend a few hours wandering around Atlantis in the sunlight. The crowd thinned out towards 2:00 pm and I still could not quite bring myself to leave.
« Last Edit: 11/03/2012 10:55 PM by DrGuano »

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #14 on: 11/04/2012 10:08 AM »
Good article.

Godspeed Atlantis and thank you for the memories.

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Re: Space Shuttle Atlantis – The Final Goodbye
« Reply #15 on: 11/04/2012 10:36 AM »
Great article. Can you imagine anyone not being touched by this. I shouldn't say that, as there's likely to be one moron on twitter or somewhere.

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