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Space Shuttle last flight

On the back of a 747

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Concorde Speedbird21/09/2012 21:59:40
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The last Space Shuttle mission was flown by Atlantis last year, but today Endeavour, the last to be built, made the final flight of a shuttle on the back of NASA's 747. BBC report here

CS

Turbycat21/09/2012 22:31:04
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I'd have pulled the release handle and had one last glide. Maybe catch a thermal or 2wink.

Martin Harris21/09/2012 22:38:06
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Maybe there'll be some new shuttles appearing in 9 months or so? Remember the old Fly United spoof tee shirts...

harris21/09/2012 23:25:55
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Yea i was there and saw it today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52OuzVkvrs8&feature=g-upl

Concorde Speedbird21/09/2012 23:30:55
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Brilliant video you lucky person! (Link here) Reminds me of the days Concorde last flew, similar reaction.

CS

Alan Cantwell21/09/2012 23:55:56
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And the only space vehicle to carry man up to the space staion belongs to the russians? go figure

BOB GADD22/09/2012 14:29:48
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Hello CS.

I thought you might like to see these two photo's.

Some reports state that the last Shuttle to fly on the back of the Jumbo is Discovery.

If that is true I thought you might like to see it's first Piggy Back ride.

These photo's were taken at Stansted Airport on it's first World Tour.shuttle 1.jpg

shuttle 2.jpg

BOB.

BOB GADD22/09/2012 14:32:49
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Sorry it's the Enterpise, forgot to check the name on the side.

BOB.

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