Discovery over the Hudson

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by steviem, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. steviem macrumors 68020

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    I work by the Hudson, thought you'd like to see it...

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  2. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Very cool. How did you get both sides, did they circle?
     
  3. steviem thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it went up the Hudson to the Tappan Zee bridge, turned around and came back.
     
  4. quagmire macrumors 603

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    That's Enterprise. Discovery is in her new home at the Air and Space Museum.

    Enterprise used to be in the Air and Space Museum and is being ferried to JFK to go to the Intrepid museum.
     
  5. steviem thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah damn it, why is it I knew it was Enterprise all morning and then wrote the wrong name in the post!
     
  6. Charcoalwerks macrumors regular

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    Enterprise never flew any space missions did it? Wasn't it only used for testing landings?
     
  7. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Yeah, Enterprise was a prototype. It basically tested how the Shuttle design would fly in the atmosphere. Columbia was the first space going Shuttle.

    Interesting fact is that after the Challenger disaster, they considered retrofitting Enterprise for space flight. But, they deemed it cheaper to take spare parts from Discovery's and Atlantis's construction to build Endeavour.
     
  8. steviem thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's cool, it's strange how this and Concorde existed and then not really taken any further.

    Here's my last contribution of Enterprise:
    http://youtu.be/Lx8mxUO8DMM
    Recorded on my Sony A55, then uploaded from the iPad, which was good to do, but I would need some more space.
     
  9. vincenz macrumors 601

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    That's an awesome pic. I thought you were talking about some kind of other discovery at first.
     

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