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Shuttle Discovery east coast viewing tomorrow morning 4/17
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He's dead Jim
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Apr 16, 2012, 07:16 PM
 
Shuttle Discovery, atop the Boeing 747 will be traveling up the east coast to D.C.
Departure time from K.S.C. is supposed to be around 0700. Check this site
Kennedy Space Center Video Feeds The flight plan is hugging the east coast. Well that is what I was told. So grab them Camera's and get to the beach.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 07:21 AM
 
She just did the fly by at Cape Canaveral. East coasters look east and up.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 08:33 AM
 
Looks like they are going to fly right over the Capitol before heading to Dulles. I'm so bummed. I'm flying up to DC tomorrow. I would have made a trip out to the airport to watch it land.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 11:55 AM
 
That would be so badass to see.
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Apr 17, 2012, 01:04 PM
 
A friend caught it on her lunch break:



Sooo jealous.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 02:02 PM
 
I'm going to check out Endeavor when it gets to L.A. It's going to be so f**king awesome!
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Apr 17, 2012, 02:30 PM
 
could see it from my office - did a fly by over Dulles, continued on to D.C., then watched it land at Dulles. even from a distance it looked huge.
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Apr 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
 
this is what I saw this morning. very sad.

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Apr 17, 2012, 05:18 PM
 
A better photo from the friend:

     
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Apr 17, 2012, 06:26 PM
 
Wish I could have seen it.

It will be at the smithsonian right?
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 07:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
Wish I could have seen it.

It will be at the smithsonian right?
Yep. it'll take them a day or two to off load it.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 07:51 AM
 
They will be doing Photo ops with Enterprise and Discovery nose to nose before loading Enterprise on top of the 747 to take it to NYC.

Must have been some lunch break since it flew over DC about 9:50Am til about 10:20 doing 3 passes.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 07:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Godfather View Post
Wish I could have seen it.

It will be at the smithsonian right?
But not the museum in DC but the Udvar-Hazy near Dulles Airport in Chantilly, VA.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 10:15 AM
 
Reposting a blog entry by Wayne Hale that I think some of you might like to read.
Wayne Hale's Blog

I remember playing with the lego shuttle when I was younger so seeing pictures of the shuttle (Ars has some nice ones here) is really moving.
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Apr 18, 2012, 11:02 AM
 
thanks for the link, really good read.

It makes me miss how excited we all were for the space shuttle... I remember in elementary school we had tv brought into the room to watch shuttle launch. It was a really big deal.
     
   
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