Now that Discovery is hitching a ride on the ole "whale" back to JSC, it has made me wonder. One question to ask about some thing that does occur, and the other asking a theoretical question.
First, How does the Shuttle tailcone get tranported to wherever the Shuttle is? In other words, from Florida back to Edwards? Truck or train? The thing is awfully damn big.
Second, if the Shuttle Transporter 747 were a 747ERF, could it make the trip non-stop? We know that the chance of this happening is zero with the pending retirement of the Shuttle, but it just made me wonder.