blue747
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Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:05 am

Does anyone know the space shuttle route they are taking today to florida.
thanks in advance!
 
Thorny
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:07 am

No, sorry. It's much too dependent on the weather en route.

And departure was delayed until Saturday due to a hydraulics problem.
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:46 am

 
Thorny
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:48 am

Stopped for refueling in Amarillo. Stopping overnight at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Thorny (Reply 3):
Stopping overnight at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

It flew non-stop from Edwards to Amarillo......
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OPNLguy
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:22 am

Quoting Thorny (Reply 3):
Stopped for refueling in Amarillo. Stopping overnight at Offutt AFB, Nebraska.

Kinda surprising to see them going north of all the weather (versus AMA-EFD early Monday morning, before the thunderstorms start developing, and likewise EFD to the Cape on Tuesday), but then again, maybe they want her to RON at an AFB for security concerns.



If this weather pattern holds, maybe they'll try to get her OFF-ADW early Monday morning, and then ADW to the Cape early Tuesday morning.
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f86sabre
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:11 am

It is actually in the air right now.
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:49 am

go to KMTV's website.

http://www.kmtv.com/
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LearJet60
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:46 pm

It is scheduled to leave OFF for HOP (Fort Campbell in Hopkinsville, KY) in about 15 minutes.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA905
 
OPNLguy
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:07 am

If I had to guess, it'd be that they go HOP to one of the military bases in NC or SC and stop there. The CCFP shows NC/SC clear of storms, and a NC/SC stop would put them close enough to the Cape where they can arrive there early enough Tuesday morning before the weather starts building...
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broke
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:11 am

The 747/Shuttle combination are now at Fort Campbell, KY waiting better weather at the Cape.
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting Broke (Reply 10):
The 747/Shuttle combination are now at Fort Campbell, KY waiting better weather at the Cape.

I was just figuring they might try an additional segment the same day, like they did AMA-OFF after EDW-AMA.

HOP to the Cape is just a couple of hundred miles shorter tha the EDW-AMA leg, so if they get off early enough they can be home before the storms start to bubble up...
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seefivein
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:50 am

follow it in the morning, suppose to leave around 6:30 am tuesday

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NASA905
 
DLX737200
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:38 am

Got a shot of her at OFF yesterday evening. It's in the que as we speak. Hoepfully it'll be up here to show in about a week or so. What a sight!

-Justin
 
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RE: Space Shuttle Ferry Flight Route

Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:13 pm

Flightaware now shows her as having a 5:15 AM Central Time departure from Fort Campbell, headed nonstop to the Shuttle Landing Facility at the Cape...
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