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Topic: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Fll2993
Posted 2006-10-18 02:25:45 and read 10162 times.

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/images/landing-747.gif

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Jdl1527
Posted 2006-10-18 02:29:19 and read 10157 times.

no its nasa's shuttle carrier

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Fll2993
Posted 2006-10-18 02:30:27 and read 10144 times.

o it looks an awful like an AA livery

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Jdl1527
Posted 2006-10-18 02:31:14 and read 10144 times.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1113897/M/

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Jdl1527
Posted 2006-10-18 02:32:12 and read 10144 times.

welcome to airliners.net

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Dtwclipper
Posted 2006-10-18 02:32:24 and read 10144 times.

Yes, it was built for AA and sold to NASA.

You can still see "American" in this photo.


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Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: N328KF
Posted 2006-10-18 02:35:05 and read 10113 times.

The aircraft, a 747-123, was purchased by NASA from AA. There is another one, a 747SR-146, purchased from JL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Carrier_Aircraft

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Beech19
Posted 2006-10-18 02:38:49 and read 10092 times.

Yes... that is a American Airlines 747-100 (N905NA) that was purchased by NASA to test Enterprise. It was converted in 1976 but kept the AA paint during testing.

They purchased the second one in 1988. It was a 747-100SR (N911NA) taken from JAL and entered service in 1990 after being modified. The AA one was retired and lives at the Pinal Air Park in AZ now. The other beinig the active carrier and lives at Edwards Air Force Base.

Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Eksath
Posted 2006-10-19 21:44:54 and read 9493 times.

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 7):
The AA one was retired and lives at the Pinal Air Park in AZ now. The other beinig the active carrier and lives at Edwards Air Force Base.

Not sure if i am reading you correct but I took this picture of the AA one (N905NA) last year as she delivered OV-103 to KSC. She was alive and operational in aug. 2005. Did this happen since then?


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Topic: RE: Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?
Username: Thorny
Posted 2006-10-20 00:23:17 and read 9454 times.

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 7):
The AA one was retired and lives at the Pinal Air Park in AZ now. The other beinig the active carrier and lives at Edwards Air Force Base.

I think that is just where NASA parks NASA 905 when she's not needed. 905 isn't retired, as far as I know.


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