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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #420 on: 12/11/2008 05:29 pm »
End of coverage...looks like the Pathfinder is slowed down a little to wait for the SCA to close the gap...

Edit -- well, end of live coverage.  Hopefully we'll get some stills and possibly chase video in a Video File later today or tomorrow.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #421 on: 12/11/2008 05:31 pm »
What is the significance of G and Q in the aircraft type?

That is the type of navigation equipment the aircraft has. So that ATC can know what fixes and routes they can fly.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #422 on: 12/11/2008 05:31 pm »
pathfinder just turned back

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #423 on: 12/11/2008 05:31 pm »
http://www.ktbs.com/news/Space-shuttle-to-make-stop-at-Barksdale-21506/

Shreveport, La will have coverage

I emailed them about a minute after the flight plan was posted yet no email back.....

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #424 on: 12/11/2008 05:36 pm »
Looks like pathfinder is circling waiting for SCA to catch-up.

Flightaware has literally lost the plot with the SCA.
« Last Edit: 12/11/2008 05:37 pm by SpaceNutz SA »
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I expect there will be a ton of good hi res images, so remember, post links, do not lift them off extenal sites unless it's NASA.gov - or they are your own images.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #426 on: 12/11/2008 05:37 pm »
http://www.ktbs.com/news/Space-shuttle-to-make-stop-at-Barksdale-21506/

Shreveport, La will have coverage

I emailed them about a minute after the flight plan was posted yet no email back.....

I don't see the link for live coverage - am I missing it?

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #427 on: 12/11/2008 05:39 pm »
wowza! I saw the T38 taking off from Ellington field and heading out to the parking lot to watch.
first pass was too low to see through the trees and buildings, but then we had 3 great passes around the JSC/USA buildings - two directly overhead!

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« Last Edit: 12/11/2008 05:42 pm by sprtnsky »

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wowza! I saw the T38 taking off from Ellington field and heading out to the parking lot to watch.
first pass was too low to see through the trees and buildings, but then we had 3 great passes around the JSC/USA buildings - two directly overhead!

So very cool. Hearing from a fair few JSC people, some watched out of windows, some from parking lots. Don't think much work got done over the last hour, and rightly so! :D
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #430 on: 12/11/2008 05:42 pm »
I'd like to see the shots from Ellington.  As it was approaching and flew over it was in a very typical landing pattern.  They were so low I was sure they were going to touch down. 
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #431 on: 12/11/2008 05:43 pm »
That was an amazing sight. She looks beautiful.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #432 on: 12/11/2008 05:44 pm »
That was a great sight!! It flew directly over the USA buildings twice!!  Lots of folks were outside watching.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #433 on: 12/11/2008 05:44 pm »
The sunlight kept catching her windows during the tight banks, as if she was winking at us.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #434 on: 12/11/2008 05:45 pm »
straight and true to Barksdale:

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #435 on: 12/11/2008 05:46 pm »
Note that the tracking sites lost all data went it dropped down low, so the history tracks are not reliable.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #436 on: 12/11/2008 05:48 pm »
wowza! I saw the T38 taking off from Ellington field and heading out to the parking lot to watch.
first pass was too low to see through the trees and buildings, but then we had 3 great passes around the JSC/USA buildings - two directly overhead!

Yeah, first pass was too low for good pics from the mall area. Second one was much better. Pics from each pass attached.

You can still see a little snow on the ground in the first pic, though it's melting rapidly...
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #437 on: 12/11/2008 05:49 pm »
 SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR FLIES OVER THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4575

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #438 on: 12/11/2008 05:51 pm »
NASA912 in a holding pattern:
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #439 on: 12/11/2008 05:52 pm »
Pathfinder out of holding pattern.

Flightaware picked up SCA again.
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