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Is This AN AA 747 Carrying A Space Shuttle?  
User currently offlineFll2993 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9957 times:

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

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User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9952 times:

no its nasa's shuttle carrier

User currently offlineFll2993 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9939 times:

o it looks an awful like an AA livery

User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9939 times:

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

User currently offlineJdl1527 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9939 times:

welcome to airliners.net

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9939 times:

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

You can still see "American" in this photo.


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9908 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



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9887 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.



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User currently offlineEksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9288 times:
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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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User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9249 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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