The Forum Site - Join the conversation
Forums: Science:
Astronomy

Shuttle Discovery makes final "swoop" over DC

Reply to Topic
AuthorMessage
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#1New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 13:26:24
In about 30 minutes the Space Shuttle Discovery will make a "swoop" over Washington DC, on it's way to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The most used shuttle will take the place of Challenger as a historical piece.

It will be flying at an altitude of about 1500 feet when it passes over us here.. Of course it will be "flying" on the back of a specially modified 747.

Discovery makes final flight.
DiamondGeezer On April 27, 2012

Banned



Fawlty Towers, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 13:44:00
@boxerdc Said

In about 30 minutes the Space Shuttle Discovery will make a "swoop" over Washington DC, on it's way to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The most used shuttle will take the place of Challenger as a historical piece.

It will be flying at an altitude of about 1500 feet when it passes over us here.. Of course it will be "flying" on the back of a specially modified 747.

Discovery makes final flight.



Lets hope it doesn't get hijacked.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#3New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 13:48:17
It was the first shuttle to have a woman captain, and the first to have a black captain. It spent 365 days in space, and traveled 147,000,000 miles before being retired.

I'm watching a live feed on television as it makes it's approach. Since the weather is so good today, they've changed the schedule, and it will be making 4 passes over the National Mall.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 13:59:59
Wow, very cool. Hope they get it back in one piece.

A lot of space related things seem to be ending recently, wonder what the next plans are.
DiamondGeezer On April 27, 2012

Banned



Fawlty Towers, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 14:05:19
@boxerdc Said

It was the first shuttle to have a woman captain, and the first to have a black captain. It spent 365 days in space, and traveled 147,000,000 miles before being retired.

I'm watching a live feed on television as it makes it's approach. Since the weather is so good today, they've changed the schedule, and it will be making 4 passes over the National Mall.



I remember all those years ago, seeing the first shuttle landing at Edwards Air Force base and thinking how things had gone full circle for the US space programme.

Edwards was the base where the first attempts at breaking the sound barrier took place, where a bunch of blokes called test pilots, who had the Right Stuff pushed back the boundaries and were the true unsung heroes of the early space race.

The shuttle is a remarkable machine and has made a significant contribution to exploration and the commercial exploitation of space. I'm sure NASA will be looking forward to the next phase of the great space adventure. We shall watch and see.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#6New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 14:20:04
The flight on television is pretty awesome.. they've basically been doing a lazy figure 8 over the mall for the last 20 minutes..
I'll post the video as soon as it shows up.

I keep hearing it, but can't see it as I'm on the other side of capitol hill.
DiamondGeezer On April 27, 2012

Banned



Fawlty Towers, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 14:31:47
@boxerdc Said

The flight on television is pretty awesome.. they've basically been doing a lazy figure 8 over the mall for the last 20 minutes..
I'll post the video as soon as it shows up.

I keep hearing it, but can't see it as I'm on the other side of capitol hill.



I channel hopped all the way through everything available on my satellite server, but nobody is covering it, at least not for UK viewers. We may see an edit on the evening news here, as long as nothing else of mind boggling interest, such as some politician getting caught with his trousers down or the umpteenth 'revelation' that it hasn't rained here all year and there isn't any water, as if we didn't know that already.

I would rather watch the shuttle than see Cameron's simpering mug on the evening news any day.
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#8New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 14:48:59
First photo.. Still looking for video
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#9New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 15:12:54
Not the best video, but the first I could find

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAKzRbmWjVM
boxerdc On December 18, 2012

Deleted



,
#10New Post! Apr 17, 2012 @ 15:16:46
And the "money" shot

Reply to Topic<< Previous Topic | Next Topic >>

1 browsing (0 members - 1 guest)

Quick Reply
Be Respectful of Others

      
Subscribe to topic prefs

Similar Topics
    Forum Topic Last Post Replies Views
New posts   Rants & Raves
Sat Feb 24, 2018 @ 19:52
18 6545
New posts   Religion
Sat Jun 09, 2012 @ 03:36
10 6703
New posts   US Elections
Fri Jul 24, 2020 @ 23:24
77 18796
New posts   Science
Mon Oct 13, 2008 @ 14:50
18 1296
New posts   Site Support
Wed Jul 23, 2008 @ 02:06
7 3059