HaveBlue
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What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:39 am

Looking at Google Maps, specifically the Kennedy Space Center and the Shuttle Landing Runway, hit Satellite view and there was a shuttle parked alone exactly half way down the runway on a little side ramp. I find it odd that if it was an operational orbiter that it wasn't inside the OPF or VAB until being rolled out to the SLR to be mated to the SCA 747 to go to whichever museum that it was destined for, so could it be the Enterprise or Pathfinder? Just curious. You can see it yourself if you go to that area on Google Maps.

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Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:12 am

If I remember correctly, that is the mockup that was west across the river at the "Astronauts hall of fame" Go back in time on Google earth.
 
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Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:38 pm

From way high up, it sure looks good ... anyone have closer-up photos of this?
 
superbizzy73
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Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:25 pm

Something about it doesn't look right. Maybe it's just me, but the shadow doesn't look correct. I've always seen the Space Shuttle sitting nose down, kind of like a hot rod car. That shadow definitely makes it look like it's sitting level, or even nose-up. Just my opinion, by the way...
 
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Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:49 am

http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-0 ... n-slf.html

Space shuttle Inspiration.

Space shuttle mock up built to promote the design proposal.
 
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Re: What is the deal with this Space Shuttle?

Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:27 pm

FGITD wrote:
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-042916a-space-shuttle-inspiration-slf.html

Space shuttle Inspiration.

Space shuttle mock up built to promote the design proposal.


Makes total sense now. It is sitting level because of the moving dolly. Thank you for the info...

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