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Photo Of Entire Shuttle Fleet.  
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

I am sitting here "burning the midnight oil" waiting to watch the Shuttle launch and remembered an old question I never had answered.

Has the (current) entire Space Shuttle fleet ever been photographed together? Have all the orbiters ever been in the same location at once? I would have suspected so during the lockdown after Challenger. I e-mailed the photo archives at Kennedy Space Center a few years ago with this question. They sent me a canned response and a (poorly done) montage image done in Photoshop.

Anyone know anything else?

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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

All the current Orbiters were at KSC three weeks ago when I was there. They said that the situation was amost unique. Sadly, one was on the pad (the one due to launch around now) and the others were in the sheds, so no photographs of them together were possible.

A


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

I think the only time it could have been done is during the post challenger investigations. Current date and time one of the shuttles is almost always away on maintnece or such, though since the maintnece is now done at the Cape it is possible in the future though highly unlikely they would spend that much money for a photo.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

So what did you think of the shuttle launch? I thought it looked good from where I was standing. None of my pictures came out, oh well, I did get this picture it came out fantasticly.





At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

But...you missed the shuttle.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

The shutter speed was too low for the shuttle it came out horribly. Anyways I think that looks even better, the next launch I'm going down to Titusville.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Wow. I didn't think they'd go with such a low ceiling over the Return-To-Launch-Site. Spectacular photo though


(Anita Barrett-NASA via Reuters)

I missed the launch live. Fell asleep at T-Minus 53 minutes. It was nealy 2am PST!! Oh I wish they'd opened the launch facility at Vandenberg!

As for thr group photo, I agree that during the post-Challenger shutdown would have been the only feasible time to shoot such a photograph. But at the time I think they had more important issues to deal with.

ExitRow


User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Got to love those sound activated cameras, great launch, but it looks like their coming home.


At worst, you screw up and die.
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