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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/19/2005 11:11:12 AM EDT
I work at the PRC airport not to far from the PRC VOR navaid.

Shuttle Discovery piggyback on the 747 flew over on its way home.
Hard to judge the altitude but looked like they were only at about 2 thousand feet.
Kind of cool to see!!!

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:15:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:15:36 AM EDT
That is realy cool
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:16:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2boxers:
That is realy cool



+1. Nice pic
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:17:08 AM EDT
Interesting. I thought they had quit using the tail fairing for piggyback flights.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:19:37 AM EDT
Nice pic, it just left Edwards AFB, and heading back to the Cape. This little plane ride is costing NASA/USA taxpayers a cool $1 million.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:20:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 11:20:28 AM EDT by ArmedAggie]
Shuttle's putting it to her doggie-style.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:20:56 AM EDT
very cool pic! thanks for posting
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 11:23:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER:
I always thought that was a cool deal.



Remind you of your Texas romances?



Link Posted: 8/19/2005 12:39:42 PM EDT
That might be the coolest thing I will see today, thank you.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 12:42:05 PM EDT
Awesome thing to see!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:00:25 PM EDT
How'd you get the pic?
Were you expecting it?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:03:37 PM EDT
Was there an ARFCOMer door gunning for it?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:08:09 PM EDT
Cool pic, thanks.

Here's some interesting facts about piggyback operations: www.nasaexplores.com/show2_articlea.php?id=01-051
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:38:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
How'd you get the pic?
Were you expecting it?



Yep I was kind of expecting it.

Back in 2003 (I think it was 2003) when the shuttle made its last trip from Edwards I saw it overhead, I was hoping and thinking it would make the same route this time.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 2:07:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:

Originally Posted By Leisure_Shoot:
How'd you get the pic?
Were you expecting it?

Yep I was kind of expecting it.

Back in 2003 (I think it was 2003) when the shuttle made its last trip from Edwards I saw it overhead, I was hoping and thinking it would make the same route this time.

Wow, nice job on the pic. I'd love to see that go over. About as good as a C5A Galaxy doing a slow flyover.
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