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New A.NET Article On The Nasa 747 SCA Is Up!

Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:20 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We present the first article in a series dedicated to the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. The article is serialized due to length.

“NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft – the Titans of the Space Shuttle Program” PART I
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-articles/read.main?id=157


On a side note: the last flying aircraft, N905NA, was relocated to Ellington Airfield in Houston,TX in late October 2012. It is expected that this will be her final retirement location. Her engines will be shipped back via land to Palmdale and NASA SOFIA (if nothing else changes).
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RE: New A.NET Article On The Nasa 747 SCA Is Up!

Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:48 pm

PART II is up!

“NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft – the Titans of the Space Shuttle Program” PART II
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-articles/read.main?id=158

Enjoy.
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RE: New A.NET Article On The Nasa 747 SCA Is Up!

Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:03 pm

Eksath thanks for sharing. I won't have time to read them until later this week, but I'm looking forward to it. I was there for the last 2 flights, as well as others previously, and I will miss seeing them.
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RE: New A.NET Article On The Nasa 747 SCA Is Up!

Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:39 am

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 2):
Eksath thanks for sharing. I won't have time to read them until later this week, but I'm looking forward to it. I was there for the last 2 flights, as well as others previously, and I will miss seeing them.

Not a problem. Part III will come out early next week.  
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:43 pm

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RE: New A.NET Article On The Nasa 747 SCA Is Up!

Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:39 pm

Quoting eksath (Reply 4):
Part III is up!

All very interesting! Can't wait for the next installment!
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Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Quoting unattendedbag (Reply 5):
All very interesting! Can't wait for the next installment!

Thank you John.

The slight delay in the final part is due to a rewrite that I am doing. I have been having a long post mission debrief with some of the flight crew on the last two ferry hence I feel that that the story won't be complete without the added information and anecdotes.

I promise some of the details will be not be seen anywhere but in the last part.  
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