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Offline Coca Cola Cowboy

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Two shuttles in one picture?
« on: 08/14/2006 11:59 am »
Hi, Iīm new to the forum and perhaps thereīs been a similar topic here before, but I still want to ask.

What images does it exist of more than one shuttle, besides the recent picture of Atlantis with the incoming Discovery and the pictures of STS 35/STS 41 Columbia/Discovery on their pads?

Would be really nice to see more pictures of shuttle sisters together, if there are any.

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #1 on: 08/14/2006 01:50 pm »
Check out the KSC Multimedia Gallery. In 2001, Discovery and Atlantis were on both pads for STS-105 and STS-104, respectively. Or in your search bar, type in the following: STS-104 electronic photo file, or, STS-105 electronic photo file. You will see pictures of Discovery and Atlantis on both pads. I hope I've been helpful. ;)

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #2 on: 08/14/2006 01:56 pm »
Sorry, I just looked at what I recommended and I couldn't find  those photos for some reason, unless I didn't look close enough.... :(

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #3 on: 08/14/2006 02:05 pm »
I alway's liked this photo of STS-35 Columbia passing STS-38 Atlantis heading to the pad...
Jacques :-)

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #4 on: 08/14/2006 04:06 pm »
Yep. There was a photo / postcard of Discovery and Columbia together, Discovey roars into the sky and Columbia is covered by the RSS. In a book I have by Wayne Lee there is a cool photo of Discovery set to launch on 39B and Columbia just arriving on the crawler.

I did find some at http://www.capcomespace.net and the photos I mentioned.

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #5 on: 08/14/2006 11:40 pm »
heres a couple as well

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #6 on: 08/15/2006 01:29 am »
The top photo is the postcard I remembered seeing as a kid. I sadly lost it years ago. :(

You know for a lunch it'd be cool to see the shuttle launch fro mthe other pad. Just like in the two photos you posted. :)

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #7 on: 08/15/2006 07:21 am »
Heck, I'd even enjoy that view for a breakfast or dinner!  ;)

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #8 on: 08/15/2006 07:43 am »
Very cool pictures indeed. Thank you. I wasnīt able to find any pictures at at capcomespace.net though. My french isnīt really working :-).

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #9 on: 08/15/2006 02:32 pm »
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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #10 on: 08/15/2006 02:33 pm »
I wonder was anyone allowed on the pad during such an event? One shuttle is being processed, the other roars into orbit not far away. Is that safe?

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #11 on: 08/15/2006 02:37 pm »
The other pad was cleared of personnel

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #12 on: 08/15/2006 02:42 pm »
I see. Too bad other cameras on 39A didn't get to film Discovery's launch.

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #13 on: 08/18/2006 08:00 pm »
the very first picture on the page is in a space shuttle book i own. it's a rather unique pic! kind of like one is seeing the other off as it goes to work for the day, lol.
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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #14 on: 08/18/2006 10:12 pm »
Nice pix.

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RE: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #15 on: 08/20/2006 08:30 pm »
FWIW,

An old thread on two shuttles on the pad:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=538

There are also shots of two orbiters around the OPF bays...

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #16 on: 08/20/2006 09:11 pm »
Here the overview (also posted on the other thread)

http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/factoids/bothpads.htm

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #17 on: 06/25/2008 11:06 pm »
Bumping this thread with a little extra info on what I was hinting at in this post.  (Possibly redundant given how much information is in all the forum threads here now.)

There are the two shuttles in the picture below, the STS-35 shuttle on the left, rolling out of VAB High Bay 3; the STS-38 shuttle is on the right, parked in front of VAB High Bay 1.  (As noted in other threads, VAB High Bay 2 didn't become a "safe haven" until 2000.)

Picture reference:
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30397

This occurred a little before dawn on 9 August 1990.

The third stack, not visible, was the STS-41 stack.  As noted in these KSC shuttle processing reports, the boosters and tank were already mated in High Bay 1.  With both high bays occupied, the STS-38 stack had to be parked outside.  (Took some hail before it could be moved into High Bay 3 that was being vacated.)

The 6 July 1990 report notes the (near) completion of booster stacking:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/1c748fc8919c87f7?dmode=source&output=gplain

The 2 August 1990 report notes the ET/SRB mating in High Bay 1:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/bb07cc7cd8355e7a?dmode=source&output=gplain

This post has both the 8 August 1990 and 9 August 1990 status reports:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/9e40de792da100d9?dmode=source&output=gplain

STS-41 launched Ulysses and had a relatively small planetary launch period (to Jupiter); because of that and the hydrogen leak problems, that shuttle ended up launching before the two shuttles pictured.
« Last Edit: 06/25/2008 11:08 pm by psloss »

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #18 on: 06/30/2008 02:16 am »
Bumping this thread with a little extra info on what I was hinting at in this post.  (Possibly redundant given how much information is in all the forum threads here now.)

There are the two shuttles in the picture below, the STS-35 shuttle on the left, rolling out of VAB High Bay 3; the STS-38 shuttle is on the right, parked in front of VAB High Bay 1.  (As noted in other threads, VAB High Bay 2 didn't become a "safe haven" until 2000.)

Picture reference:
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30397

This occurred a little before dawn on 9 August 1990.

The third stack, not visible, was the STS-41 stack.  As noted in these KSC shuttle processing reports, the boosters and tank were already mated in High Bay 1.  With both high bays occupied, the STS-38 stack had to be parked outside.  (Took some hail before it could be moved into High Bay 3 that was being vacated.)

The 6 July 1990 report notes the (near) completion of booster stacking:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/1c748fc8919c87f7?dmode=source&output=gplain

The 2 August 1990 report notes the ET/SRB mating in High Bay 1:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/bb07cc7cd8355e7a?dmode=source&output=gplain

This post has both the 8 August 1990 and 9 August 1990 status reports:
http://groups.google.com/group/sci.space.shuttle/msg/9e40de792da100d9?dmode=source&output=gplain

STS-41 launched Ulysses and had a relatively small planetary launch period (to Jupiter); because of that and the hydrogen leak problems, that shuttle ended up launching before the two shuttles pictured.


Thanks for posting the info about why these shuttles were next to each other like seen in the image.  You should have also mentioned that the link you included had a 3000x2400 pixel version of this gem of an image.  I had never seen it before so I was pretty excited that you found a relatively high res version of the photo!

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Re: Two shuttles in one picture?
« Reply #19 on: 06/30/2008 03:16 am »
That was a very cool picture of Atlantis and Columbia outside the VAB. Very rare sight. Thanks for the info on why that happened!

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