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(Chron)   Houston may have not got a space shuttle but they are getting the restored Star Trek shuttlecraft Galileo   (chron.com) divider line 53
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2013-05-17 02:55:43 PM
Magnifico!
 
2013-05-17 03:01:31 PM
farked already?
 
2013-05-17 03:20:25 PM
I once went to a Star Trek exibit at the smithsonian inst. in DC.  I know I spelled those wrong dont care.

It was back around 1992-ish, really fun.
 
2013-05-17 03:23:40 PM
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Houston, we may have a problem
 
2013-05-17 03:27:07 PM
I can sentence verb structure to potato.
 
2013-05-17 03:36:34 PM
it would seem ......that the universal translator is not in order..... Scotty, go take a look at it
 
2013-05-17 04:04:23 PM
I got 99 problems but a shuttle ain't one.
 
2013-05-17 04:11:10 PM
Meh.  Dallas is getting a submarine.
 
2013-05-17 04:21:57 PM
yay, glad she was restored and found a home.
 
2013-05-17 05:02:53 PM
Will it have a spear protruding from it?
 
2013-05-17 05:56:42 PM

SithLord: Meh.  Dallas is getting a submarine.


WAY TO GO DALLAS!
 
2013-05-17 06:01:18 PM
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Little known fact that Pontiacs are still around in the 24th century
 
2013-05-17 06:33:42 PM
You mean "The Cadillac Of Mini-Vans"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Ig_zDmqRI
Love her hair:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzj87iCtyM

StrikitRich Little known fact that Pontiacs are still around in the 24th century
 
2013-05-17 06:41:00 PM

FlyingJ: You mean "The Cadillac Of Mini-Vans"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Ig_zDmqRI


I love it.  I have the identical shuttle in my driveway.
 
2013-05-17 06:43:45 PM

StrikitRich: [www.curbsideclassic.com image 850x535]

Little known fact that Pontiacs are still around in the 24th century


FlyingJ: You mean "The Cadillac Of Mini-Vans"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Ig_zDmqRI
Love her hair:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzj87iCtyM


Odd. I would have gone with Chrysler:

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2013-05-17 06:55:29 PM
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Looks like it's seen better days.
 
2013-05-17 07:11:06 PM
It's cool, even though with all the restoration/replacement work, it's close to the famous George Washington's Axe now.
 
2013-05-17 07:37:04 PM

fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 524x350]

Looks like it's seen better days.


I still say that before they began the restoration work they should have taken it out to Slanted Rock for a photo shoot so it looked like an old derelict wreck.
 
2013-05-17 07:38:06 PM
"may have not got," Smitty?

May I suggest looking into English as a second language classes at your local community college?
 
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2013-05-17 07:56:13 PM

FlyingJ: You mean "The Cadillac Of Mini-Vans"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Ig_zDmqRI
Love her hair:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzj87iCtyM

StrikitRich Little known fact that Pontiacs are still around in the 24th century


My mom used to drive one of those Pontiac Transports, we called it the Dustbuster.  Looked just like one, I swear.
 
2013-05-17 08:08:13 PM

donnielove: SithLord: Meh.  Dallas is getting a submarine.

WAY TO GO DALLAS!


Come on, Big D, Fly!
 
2013-05-17 08:10:18 PM

StrikitRich: [www.curbsideclassic.com image 850x535]

Little known fact that Pontiacs are still around in the 24th century


Well, Orthodox Jews need quality Pontiac shuttlecrafts in the 24th century.
 
2013-05-17 08:17:37 PM
Hmm.  You would think that an article about a fully restored shuttlecraft would have pictures of said fully restored shuttlecraft, but well here we are.
 
2013-05-17 08:24:53 PM

Ghastly: fusillade762: [ww1.hdnux.com image 524x350]

Looks like it's seen better days.

I still say that before they began the restoration work they should have taken it out to Slanted Rock for a photo shoot so it looked like an old derelict wreck.


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2013-05-17 08:29:32 PM

100 Watt Walrus: "may have not got," Smitty?

May I suggest looking into English as a second language classes at your local community college?


http://grammarist.com/usage/got-gotten/
 
2013-05-17 08:43:23 PM
That will take some big balls to do
 ww1.hdnux.com
 
2013-05-17 08:45:36 PM
And yes I know those are the warp field controller housings, sadly
 
2013-05-17 09:10:32 PM

SithLord: Meh.  Dallas is getting a submarine.


We really don't need two submarines in the Houston area. We already have one from WWII at Sea Wolf park.
 
2013-05-17 09:32:58 PM

ArcadianRefugee: 100 Watt Walrus: "may have not got," Smitty?

May I suggest looking into English as a second language classes at your local community college?

http://grammarist.com/usage/got-gotten/


At the very least, the headline should read "may not have gotten" - with "not" in the correct (i.e., intelligible) place in the sentence.
 
2013-05-17 09:36:03 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-17 10:10:39 PM
In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.
 
2013-05-17 10:21:07 PM

JolobinSmokin: I once went to a Star Trek exibit at the smithsonian inst. in DC.  I know I spelled those wrong dont care.

It was back around 1992-ish, really fun.


Yeah, that was in '92. I went to see it as well. Sat in the captain's chair. I was really surprised though that a lot of the props, even the ones from  TNGwere made out of wood. And not only that, but poorly painted and not detailing at all. My toy  TNG phaser looked more realistic.
 
2013-05-17 11:45:48 PM
Richard_The_Clown Sat in the captain's chair. I was really surprised though that a lot of the props, even the ones from  TNGwere made out of wood. And not only that, but poorly painted and not detailing at all. My toy   TNG phaser looked more realistic.

Did the signs note if they were "hero props" or not?  A lot of stuff gets jacked, there's propcrew whose whole job is to stand by & when the camera stops rolling, they take the props physically outta your hand so the props don't "walk off" & onto E-Bay.  The crew are more impressed that the Bridge set happens to be the soundstage where Redd Foxx died...the Fan Shrine takes up an entire wall in the Wardrobe Dept.
 
2013-05-17 11:54:03 PM

FlyingJ: Richard_The_Clown Sat in the captain's chair. I was really surprised though that a lot of the props, even the ones from TNGwere made out of wood. And not only that, but poorly painted and not detailing at all. My toy TNG phaser looked more realistic.


Most props (and sets) are really surprisingly disappointing up close.  This might have changed post HD, but I doubt it because the same holds true for many movies also.

//Amazing how shiatty a news set was in person in a pre-HD world.
 
2013-05-17 11:59:06 PM
1. What is Texas whining about? They got Columbia.

2. To be frank, after several restorations, there's really not much left of the ORIGINAL set prop than maybe it's steel framing. It's plywood outer shell has been fabricated, rotted, replaced with new plywood, rotted, and so on.
 
2013-05-18 12:01:46 AM

mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.


In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.
 
2013-05-18 12:07:26 AM

Richard_The_Clown: Yeah, that was in '92. I went to see it as well. Sat in the captain's chair. I was really surprised though that a lot of the props, even the ones from TNGwere made out of wood. And not only that, but poorly painted and not detailing at all. My toy TNG phaser looked more realistic.


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My feelings exactly. The detailing is so shabby, you would never believe that Wil was a heterosexual.
 
2013-05-18 12:16:17 AM

TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.


Sending a shuttle to NYC was/is stupid.  People use the "more people will see it" excuse, which is just wrong.  In the 30 years the museum has been open it has had about 11.5 million visitors.  That averages about 383K a year.  Johnson Space Center (where it should have gone) averages well over double that.  Plus there's the whole ACTUALLY HAVING A CONNECTION TO THE SPACE PROGRAM aspect.
 
2013-05-18 12:25:17 AM

mjbok: TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.

Sending a shuttle to NYC was/is stupid.  People use the "more people will see it" excuse, which is just wrong.  In the 30 years the museum has been open it has had about 11.5 million visitors.  That averages about 383K a year.  Johnson Space Center (where it should have gone) averages well over double that.  Plus there's the whole ACTUALLY HAVING A CONNECTION TO THE SPACE PROGRAM aspect.


I dunno. Everything "spacey" has been relegated to Southern or Western locales. If anyone from the NE wants to see some space hardware they'd have to go down to DC.

Time to enlighten some of those Noo Yokk and Joizee guys for a change.
 
2013-05-18 12:39:36 AM
TV's Vinnie 1. What is Texas whining about? They got Columbia.

what you did there-i see it
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2013-05-18 01:48:02 AM

mjbok: TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.

Sending a shuttle to NYC was/is stupid.  People use the "more people will see it" excuse, which is just wrong.  In the 30 years the museum has been open it has had about 11.5 million visitors.  That averages about 383K a year.  Johnson Space Center (where it should have gone) averages well over double that.  Plus there's the whole ACTUALLY HAVING A CONNECTION TO THE SPACE PROGRAM aspect.


And then they first drove it into a piling damaging the wing, then had it left out to the elements in Sandy because they don't have a place to put it.

She's going to look like the Galileo before long.  Which is fraking terrible when you realize how much money is down in lower Manhattan.  Some rich punk could fund a proper location with the bills he uses to wipe his hookers ass.
 
2013-05-18 01:54:01 AM

TV's Vinnie: mjbok: TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.

Sending a shuttle to NYC was/is stupid.  People use the "more people will see it" excuse, which is just wrong.  In the 30 years the museum has been open it has had about 11.5 million visitors.  That averages about 383K a year.  Johnson Space Center (where it should have gone) averages well over double that.  Plus there's the whole ACTUALLY HAVING A CONNECTION TO THE SPACE PROGRAM aspect.

I dunno. Everything "spacey" has been relegated to Southern or Western locales. If anyone from the NE wants to see some space hardware they'd have to go down to DC.

Time to enlighten some of those Noo Yokk and Joizee guys for a change.


Worth the trip

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2013-05-18 05:19:19 AM

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2013-05-18 05:43:29 AM
Well... Since we're not making real shuttles any more, I guess it's the next best thing.
 
2013-05-18 07:25:50 AM
Space ships are made out of 2x4s and plywood?

/the more you know
 
2013-05-18 09:52:06 AM

TyrantII: Worth the trip


Huh, they put that one on the ground. Endeavour is mounted on an earthquake-proof cradle and is about 20 feet above the floor. It looks close enough to touch, and you do try to jump up, but not really.
 
2013-05-18 10:30:30 AM

theorellior: TyrantII: Worth the trip

Huh, they put that one on the ground. Endeavour is mounted on an earthquake-proof cradle and is about 20 feet above the floor. It looks close enough to touch, and you do try to jump up, but not really.


Endeavour ultimately will be displayed in launch orientation, Atlantis as if in orbit, and Discovery and Enterprise post-landing.

Having the landing display in California, the launch display in Florida, and the on-orbit display in Texas would be too obvious, you see.
 
2013-05-18 10:55:37 AM

mjbok: TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

In a just world, everyone in Texas would have burst into flames and DIAF.

Sending a shuttle to NYC was/is stupid.  People use the "more people will see it" excuse, which is just wrong.  In the 30 years the museum has been open it has had about 11.5 million visitors.  That averages about 383K a year.  Johnson Space Center (where it should have gone) averages well over double that.  Plus there's the whole ACTUALLY HAVING A CONNECTION TO THE SPACE PROGRAM aspect.


So much this. It is beyond comprehension that this was allowed to happen.
 
2013-05-18 11:55:50 AM

theorellior: TyrantII: Worth the trip

Huh, they put that one on the ground. Endeavour is mounted on an earthquake-proof cradle and is about 20 feet above the floor. It looks close enough to touch, and you do try to jump up, but not really.


Sure, she's in Cali.  They tend to have a problem with the earth deciding to shake out there.

DC's in a zone where their 100-200 year quakes are only around 5.5.  Not exactly earth shattering.

I'm more concerned with the Enterprise sitting out on the salty Hudson in the weather.
 
2013-05-18 12:37:10 PM
TV's Vinnie: mjbok: In a just world NYC would have gotten this and Houston would have gotten a Shuttle.

chewielouie So much this. It is beyond comprehension that this was allowed to happen.

Politics?, just points up nobody in this Administration is as skilled politically as LBJ...
 
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