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More: Boeing 747-123(SCA)
More: Titusville - NASA Shuttle Landing Facility (TTS)
More: USA - Florida, August 22, 2005
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N905NA (cn 20107/86) The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is pulled forward into the mate/demate device. The yellow metal device on top is fasted at attachment points on Shuttle and used to lift her off the SCA. Note the persons checking the positioning during process.
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A visitor from - posted Sat December 29, 2007:
Even though the color is a bit dull, the composition and the subject makes this a great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 26, 2007:
I am a big Space Shuttle fan and this is a cool view of it and the 747.

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 6, 2007:
I liked the shot of the two together with the difference in nose comparison.

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 23, 2007:
I like the details of the people guiding the 747 into the demate device.

A visitor from Brazil posted Sun September 30, 2007:
Cool! The SCA is always a gorgeous sight, specially with the shuttle on the top! 747s forever!!!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 13, 2007:
It looks like two prehistoric beasts being corraled into a rodeo. Great pic.

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 5, 2007:
Just Amazing. I saw this on TV and I wish i could see it in person.

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 10, 2007:
This combination of 747 and space shuttle is very rarely seen and the fact that the demating device is seen makes this picture very unique.

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 11, 2006:
Very clean looking 747

A visitor from United States posted Fri June 30, 2006:
I would like to be a wing walker or ground crew for this aircraft for sure!

A visitor from United States posted Mon June 26, 2006:
Wow...nice combo!

A visitor from United States posted Tue June 13, 2006:
Small tractor but big plane and shuttle!

A visitor from United States posted Sun June 4, 2006:
Not something the general public gets to see!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sat September 3, 2005:
Discovery looking a little worse for wear

A visitor from Poland posted Fri September 2, 2005:
It is the best

A visitor from South Africa posted Fri September 2, 2005:
These rare pictures of the SCA with full load are always excellent. Why aren't there more of them on this site?

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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri September 2, 2005:
Fantastic Pic

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri September 2, 2005:
Just amazing!!!

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