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User currently offlineDVP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

I'd be interested in knowing about the mammoth task NASA has when it has to hoist one of the Space Shuttles atop that specially-configured 747 for its piggyback ride from Edwards (California) to Florida.
Anybody ever see this done? Or how it's accomplished? Would love to see that for sure!!!

Thanx.

David VP

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User currently offlineJetpilot500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1091 times:


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Just search "space shuttle" on airliners.net. You'll come up with a few more pics.

Jetpilot500


User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1080 times:
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Soviets bulit extra-large version of An-124 called An-225 Myria (biggest of them all) to carry sovier shuttle Buran (I don't know if it wqas the only reason)


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User currently offlineJtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Here you go...

http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/photo/STS-MDD/index.html


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