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(Smithsonian Magazine)   Heads up DC, here's where to watch Discovery's flyover on Tuesday   (blogs.smithsonianmag.com) divider line 26
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2012-04-15 12:56:05 PM  
and don't forget to tweet your money shot of the space shuttle with the hashtag #SpottheShuttle.

Really? Really?
 
2012-04-15 01:16:24 PM  
Let's all get together to be depressed en masse.
 
2012-04-15 01:20:10 PM  
Thank you, random Farker who submitted this, because I didn't know about the flyover and will be out on Tuesday morning to watch it now.
 
2012-04-15 01:23:47 PM  

Rincewind53: will be out on Tuesday morning to watch it now.


Don't forget the money shot!
 
2012-04-15 01:27:15 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Rincewind53: will be out on Tuesday morning to watch it now.

Don't forget the money shot!


Oh, I won't. I never forget a money shot.
 
2012-04-15 04:41:22 PM  
Some friends were out at KSC this weekend to wish her a safe final flight. *waves tearfully*

/shuttles were teh awesome
//but pricey
///some ways i wish we'd have gone with the apollo-x program
////would've slashed the budget more sanely
 
2012-04-15 04:55:26 PM  
Money shot? I mean, it will be hard but I think I can manage to fap to Discovery but it seems a little ridiculous to send cock pics to twitter just to see an airplane..

/the shiat I put up with
 
2012-04-15 05:05:25 PM  

NewportBarGuy: and don't forget to tweet your money shot of the space shuttle with the hashtag #SpottheShuttle.

Really? Really?


Facial?
 
2012-04-15 05:07:23 PM  
Back when I was a young lad we were playing a football game on Saturday morning and they were bringing one of the shuttles back from EAFB and it was making a refueling stop in El Paso. Well as soon as someone saw it coming in they stopped the game for like 10 mins so everyone could watch it come in for landing and take pictures and what not.

/CSB
 
2012-04-15 05:47:55 PM  

Rincewind53: Thank you, random Farker who submitted this, because I didn't know about the flyover and will be out on Tuesday morning to watch it now.


It's a pretty awesome thing to watch.

csb time... stationed at LRAFB and had the shuttle land there piggybacked on a 747 in the early 80's, had a front row seat...working the flight line had it's advantages.

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2012-04-15 06:28:25 PM  
So is it Tuesday or Thursday? The article says both.
 
2012-04-15 06:52:55 PM  
so long america! and thanks for all the cash!
 
2012-04-15 06:54:03 PM  
On the news they said it will be flying at just 1500 FEET over DC. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2012-04-15 06:57:13 PM  
Maybe the last chance to post this:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-15 07:07:34 PM  

NewportBarGuy: and don't forget to tweet your money shot of the space shuttle with the hashtag #SpottheShuttle.

Really? Really?


Be sure to show your O-Ring Face

/too soon?
 
2012-04-15 08:55:48 PM  
As someone who used to see it flying into Kennedy Space Center......STAY OFF THE ROAD WHEN IT FLIES BY.

Last time I saw it on the back of the 747 was way before everyone had a cell phone, let alone a cell phone with a camera. The roads will be downright hazardous.
 
2012-04-15 11:08:42 PM  
Anyone know if there's any special stuff going on at the museum relating to this around the beginning of May? Going to be in the general area around then. Just wish I could be there earlier to see it come in. I've seen the Enterprise a couple times there, always cool seeing one of those things in person.
 
2012-04-16 12:32:54 AM  
files.myopera.com
 
2012-04-16 12:32:55 AM  
The only thing that tops seeing Discovery's last ferry flight is seeing Enterprise's last ferry flight, which will be the first time airborne in 27 years. It sounds like an iffy thing to do but it passed inspection. The 747 is the same one that carried it for the Approach and Landing Tests.

/should drop it over New York to glide to a tailhook landing on Intrepid.
//put a tailhook on it first
 
2012-04-16 01:06:09 AM  
The only shuttle I ever got to see in person was Atlantis a few years ago after she returned from the hubble servicing mission. She came through Lackland AFB here in San Antonio, Tx and I got a really good look at her. It was great.

i206.photobucket.com


http://photobucket.com/images/Space+Shuttle+Atlantis+at+Lackland+AFB +S an+Antonio+6-2-09/ (new window)
 
2012-04-16 10:25:27 AM  

KidneyStone: As someone who used to see it flying into Kennedy Space Center......STAY OFF THE ROAD WHEN IT FLIES BY.

Last time I saw it on the back of the 747 was way before everyone had a cell phone, let alone a cell phone with a camera. The roads will be downright hazardous.


Smithsonian had an ad in this morning's Washington Post Express saying pretty much this. It was reminding people to pull over before taking photos, texting, tweeting, whatever so they don't accidentally drive off the 14th St. bridge.
 
2012-04-16 11:04:54 AM  

ScreamingLemur46: so they don't accidentally drive off the 14th St. bridge.


www.foxnews.com

So .... how much is a one-way plane ticket to the 14th street bridge?
 
2012-04-16 05:47:45 PM  
Anyone else gonna be at dulles tomorrow?
 
2012-04-17 07:34:41 AM  
It just flew over Daytona Beach. Awesome sight.
 
2012-04-17 03:59:01 PM  
farm8.static.flickr.com
 
2012-04-18 01:49:43 PM  
Works at Dulles and was on the airfield for the festivites yesterday... So cool.

/lacks the the html skills to post locally saved photos for your viewing pleasures
 
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