Author Topic: Close up with the Shuttle Convoy: American Trucker Kennedy Space Center Episode  (Read 3273 times)

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For anyone that gets Speed TV on their cable systems, they had an interesting show that I stumbled upon by accident about an interesting aspect of NASA's Kennedy Space Center operations.

Speed TV's American Trucker series sent host Robb Marini in search of four Apollo Era Needle Nose Peterbilt trucks that run with NASA's Space Shuttle Landing Convoy.

He also is there to witness preparations for Discovery's final flight into space.

The full episode can be seen at Hulu.com at this address

http://www.speedtv.com/programs/american-trucker/american-trucker-video/


« Last Edit: 01/06/2012 03:02 PM by Chris Bergin »
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Re: American Trucker Kennedy Space Center Episode
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/2012 01:17 PM »
Here is the direct link:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/262640/american-trucker-nasa


Highly recommend it, the show covers the convoy very well, and has a touching tribute to the shuttle at the end (just try to get past the overenthusiastic host ;)  )
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Hulu is US only..

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Very cool way to see things from a different perspective
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Re: American Trucker Kennedy Space Center Episode
« Reply #4 on: 01/06/2012 02:04 PM »
Here is the direct link:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/262640/american-trucker-nasa


Highly recommend it, the show covers the convoy very well, and has a touching tribute to the shuttle at the end (just try to get past the overenthusiastic host ;)  )

Quite nice of Robb to call Discovery a she, rather than an it.  Very enthusiastic about his trucks, but he got some very rare insight into the operations of what used to be the Shuttle program.  Great job, and good find!

EDIT: By the way, I make a cameo at 18:36 into the program.  The guy in the grey shirt and kacki pants would be me... I had no idea Robb was behind me.  How awesome is that!  Must have walked past him two or three times and never knew it.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2012 02:10 PM by Ford Mustang »

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That guy is WAY to Hyper!! HAHA
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Offline Chris Bergin

Proxy fun, this is excellent. The guy is typically over-excitable, but it kinda works as so would we!

Amazing pro-NASA ending too.

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Id be that giddy and excited to see the of the orbiters close up, thats for sure
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Proxy fun, this is excellent. The guy is typically over-excitable, but it kinda works as so would we!

Amazing pro-NASA ending too.
Any tips on a good proxy? All I get is "Please enable Java script".
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Nice.  Thanks for forwarding.

Offline Chris Bergin

Proxy fun, this is excellent. The guy is typically over-excitable, but it kinda works as so would we!

Amazing pro-NASA ending too.
Any tips on a good proxy? All I get is "Please enable Java script".

Yep!

http://www.usaproxyserver.com/

And then take the free trail. Gives you a US Ip address.

Really good speeds, I've bought a few months off them over time for MLS games.
« Last Edit: 01/06/2012 05:28 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Offline mtakala24

I was surprised that "American-Trucker" isn't "torrented". I would have very much expected it as "Ice Road Truckers" is a hugely popular.

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