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(YouTube)   Subby was just hanging out at the Chelsea Piers in NYC this morning and what did he see? A 747 coming out of the sky with a Space Shuttle hitching a ride. Video for your viewing pleasure   (youtube.com) divider line 71
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2012-04-27 01:10:51 PM
Subby got a lot of good stills also on the return down the Hudson:

i221.photobucket.com


Enjoy!
 
2012-04-27 01:13:39 PM
Here's my pic:
sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-04-27 01:33:17 PM
They stopped a few times at Dyess when coming from Edwards back to the Cape. Video just doesn't do it justice. Thanks for sharing!
 
2012-04-27 01:51:11 PM
That's pretty durn cool.
 
2012-04-27 02:47:45 PM
I'm confused, that video looks like it came from Brooklyn, not Chelsea Piers.
 
2012-04-27 03:25:56 PM

Hipchewy1: I'm confused, that video looks like it came from Brooklyn, not Chelsea Piers.


i93.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-27 05:07:35 PM
Really cool video, subby.
 
2012-04-27 05:24:40 PM
I thought the shuttle already was stationed in DC forever. Where's this one going?
 
2012-04-27 05:32:12 PM
I was at Riverbank State Park in West Harlem, we had three flybys and she flew right over our heads going into JFK.

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2012-04-27 05:33:34 PM

downstairs: I thought the shuttle already was stationed in DC forever. Where's this one going?


Apparently that was temporary. According to this article, the space shuttle Enterprise will be housed at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's west side.
 
2012-04-27 05:34:37 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Really cool video, subby.


Thanks Ms. Mapes.

We were originally going to shoot from the top of my building in midtown (had a deal with building management through our facilities manager to get on the roof with three other photo/shuttle buffs) but it was too windy so they told us they couldn't do at the last moment. We hopped in a cab and made it over to the piers.
/building is 47 stories
 
2012-04-27 05:35:16 PM

downstairs: I thought the shuttle already was stationed in DC forever. Where's this one going?


Discovery took Enterprise's place at the Smithsonian and the Enterprise came to NYC.
 
2012-04-27 05:36:53 PM
i221.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-27 05:57:26 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Bathia_Mapes: Really cool video, subby.

Thanks Ms. Mapes.

We were originally going to shoot from the top of my building in midtown (had a deal with building management through our facilities manager to get on the roof with three other photo/shuttle buffs) but it was too windy so they told us they couldn't do at the last moment. We hopped in a cab and made it over to the piers.
/building is 47 stories


That's too bad. Your video was impressive, but shooting it from a tall building would have been ever moreso. However, I can understand their concerns about being on top of a tall building if it's really windy.

But again, thanks for the great video.
 
2012-04-27 06:55:49 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Subby got a lot of good stills also on the return down the Hudson:

[i221.photobucket.com image 640x401]


Enjoy!


Subby, that is so cool!

Thank you for sharing. Just... really cool to watch.
 
2012-04-27 07:03:46 PM
Some of my friends posted photos when it landed at JFK. Cool shots.

/I play hockey with some of the ATC folks @ JFK once in a while.
 
2012-04-27 07:10:22 PM

The Onanist: Some of my friends posted photos when it landed at JFK. Cool shots.

/I play hockey with some of the ATC folks @ JFK once in a while.


Any chance that you can post some of them on fark?
 
2012-04-27 07:28:36 PM
Next SNL skit.. Making aircraft hump!
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2012-04-27 07:59:41 PM
Had to show my daughter the vid and pics. she's 6 and wants to be an astronaut. nice job getting those
 
2012-04-27 08:12:18 PM
Love the commentary from the barking dog that many of these people watching the Shuttle fly by would say the Space Program was a relic of the Cold War and insist the money would have been better spent on entitlement programs, or how these New Yorkers don't recognize that the Bankster generation represents two or more generations of students stolen away from STEM and into finance, or that his biatch's ass smells so great even better than his balls.
 
2012-04-27 08:17:22 PM
I'm jealous, subby. It's so cool you got to see that. Thanks for sharing.
 
2012-04-27 08:22:08 PM

Nothing To See Here: [desmond.imageshack.us image 640x498]


That's awesome.
 
2012-04-27 08:23:38 PM
Very subtle in the first half of the video, but the chase aircraft is visible a few thousand feet to the port side of the SCA. Great video, AlwaysRightBoy!
 
2012-04-27 08:28:48 PM

Ennuipoet: we had three flybys


You had a well thought out position for three, we were lucky to get two having thought of the piers at the last moment.

/Great shots
 
2012-04-27 08:46:04 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Ennuipoet: we had three flybys

You had a well thought out position for three, we were lucky to get two having thought of the piers at the last moment.

/Great shots


Thanks, I took a chance that all the sources on the web were actually telling the truth for once, plus I live next to it.
 
2012-04-27 08:59:06 PM
I guess I've watched the 9/11 videos too many times. For the first 15 or so seconds I was damned sure it was going to pancake right into that skyscraper.
 
2012-04-27 09:50:54 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I guess I've watched the 9/11 videos too many times. For the first 15 or so seconds I was damned sure it was going to pancake right into that skyscraper.

~
^^came here to request 'shops of this

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-27 09:53:29 PM
Beautiful and amazing
 
2012-04-27 10:03:24 PM

JerseyTim: Here's my pic:
[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]


Not inaccurate because Spock was there and gave a perfectly appropriate speech. Leonard Nimoy: the only actor in the first and last Star Trek filmed to date, and the only Star Trek actor present at the Space Shuttle Enterprise's rollout and final landing.
 
2012-04-27 10:08:15 PM
yep, just hanging out. Didn't have clue what was up. How lucky!
 
2012-04-27 10:11:19 PM
To bad it wasn't the the "real" shuttle

/live in DC
 
2012-04-27 10:13:54 PM
Couldn't they make an artificial reef out of it? Or is that called the Challenger?
 
2012-04-27 10:41:58 PM

Nem Wan: JerseyTim: Here's my pic:
[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x480]

Not inaccurate because Spock was there and gave a perfectly appropriate speech. Leonard Nimoy: the only actor in the first and last Star Trek filmed to date, and the only Star Trek actor present at the Space Shuttle Enterprise's rollout and final landing.


damn, dusty in here
 
2012-04-27 10:46:26 PM
That kids is the last of our leadership in space kids. Now we hitch rides on other country's equipment because innovation is scary and hard.
 
2012-04-27 11:00:28 PM
Great vid, subs- thanks for sharing!
 
2012-04-27 11:04:13 PM
I am really sad one did not end up here
 
2012-04-27 11:18:49 PM

frankencj: I am really sad one did not end up here


Better than nothing
 
2012-04-27 11:33:15 PM
I'm very sad that these amazing feats of engineering had to be retired. A nighttime shuttle launch is still the most amazing thing I've seen in person. I can still get choked up trying to describe it to people.
 
2012-04-28 12:21:10 AM

Big Ramifications: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I guess I've watched the 9/11 videos too many times. For the first 15 or so seconds I was damned sure it was going to pancake right into that skyscraper.
~
^^came here to request 'shops of this

[i46.tinypic.com image 604x900]


Is that Ralphie in the middle?
 
2012-04-28 12:44:16 AM
Was that the Moonraker 5?
 
2012-04-28 12:57:21 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I guess I've watched the 9/11 videos too many times. For the first 15 or so seconds I was damned sure it was going to pancake right into that skyscraper.


I am embarrassed to admit I was thinking the same thing. :(
 
2012-04-28 01:14:59 AM
obvious fake
 
2012-04-28 01:31:50 AM
Say what you like, but as time rolls on, fewer and fewer people will be able to say honestly, "I saw the Space Shuttle in flight." You've seen something you'll get to tell your grandchildren about.

I'm seething with jealousy, if it makes you feel better.
 
2012-04-28 01:39:35 AM

lohphat: That kids is the last of our leadership in space kids. Now we hitch rides on other country's equipment because innovation is scary and hard.

Maybe not so much:
NASA Offers Expertise to Help Private Companies Build Rockets, Capsules
 
2012-04-28 01:56:02 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: I guess I've watched the 9/11 videos too many times. For the first 15 or so seconds I was damned sure it was going to pancake right into that skyscraper.


That tallest building looks like the Freedom Tower, the WTC replacement. (Unless I'm reading the angle wrong.)

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-28 02:12:41 AM
She should have gone to Houston.
 
2012-04-28 03:16:20 AM

antiFodder: She should have gone to Houston.


She is now simultaneously North of Houston and South of Houston.
 
2012-04-28 04:01:53 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Really cool video, subby.


This, nice job there subs.
 
2012-04-28 04:12:15 AM
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2012-04-28 04:18:18 AM
Great video, subby.
 
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