I know I've asked this a million times, but will the ferry flight be broadcasted by anyone (NASA, Spaceflightnow, etc.)?
CNN will be doing complete coverage, like they did with Discovery. Yes, the commentary can be inane, especially for us here who will bristle at their enevitable errors of fact, so save yourself the grief and just turn the volume down.If there's breaking news (e.g. George Zimmerman sneezes) then it might get preempted, so pray that tomorrow is a slow news day, at least in the morning.Besides cable TV, CNN has several online viewing options, and they'll probably have this event on one of the live channels at http://live.cnn.com/ . That's also useful if they switch away on the regular cable TV feed, because the online live feeds stay with the story. And usually with no commentary!
Quote from: Rahkashi on 04/26/2012 01:11 amI know I've asked this a million times, but will the ferry flight be broadcasted by anyone (NASA, Spaceflightnow, etc.)?If not live, 100% in the NASA Video File. But I'd be surprised if they didn't cover atleast some parts of it live. (NASA that is)
Greg: "The southern end of Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ may offer excellent photos of Enterprise and the Statue of Liberty"-Just check out where the sun will be in the sky. The morning sun may be in your eyes (and camera) when looking out to the southeast.bob
Just a modification, this time with the view from that point taken from Google Earth. Fits nicely, and now I'm quite confident the view will be fine.
Clearly looks like a north/northwest departure given the current wind prognosisWeatherMETAR: KIAD 270452Z 32007KT 10SM FEW040 15/08 A2978 RMK AO2 SLP082 T01500078 401890122TAF: KIAD 270520Z 2706/2812 32010G20KT P6SM SCT100 FM271200 32015G24KT P6SM FEW100 FM280000 33006KT P6SM SKCIf the TAF trend holds up winds will come from the northwest, which means they'll likely go for runway 01 (I believe 01R is closest to their parking spot?). Check the METAR before you go, eventually confirm visually where other aircraft are departing. Be aware other aircraft might utilize more than one runway (runway 30 is more optimal for northwesterly winds and may be considered for the SCA if the crosswind component is too great)Edit for the non-pilot:RWY01 is ~northRWY30 is ~northwest (this runway is further away from the SCA and slightly shorter, but still adequate)
Saw this on Facebook (it's not my photo, else I'd attach it).It seems as though someone mis-measured:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=354779491238490Any word on whether or not they've got Enterprise and 905 compeletely covered, by now?