Friday, September 11, 2009
Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Touchdown occurred at 8:53 p.m. EDT. I'm glad the STS-128 crew made it home safely! To get Discovery back to Kennedy Space Center, a ferry flight atop a 747 carrier jet will occur in about a week. Given the heavy weight of the orbiter with the Leonardo module in its payload bay, four refueling stops and at least one overnight stop are planned.
Posted by Damaris Sarria Toepel at 8:53 PM
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Wednesday I'm going on holiday in California. I might just make it in time from San Francisco to Edwards. Any idea how you can watch the 747-shuttle stack? Does that also count for a non-US civilian?
(Any other space-related tips for my holiday?)
Can U top Gene Blevins wide shot of the landing approach?
LA Daily News only releases the tiniest thumbnails.
I went to Edwards AFB on Friday to watch Discovery land! Unfortunately, I was 5 miles from the runway...so my pics of the shuttle isn't as awesome as the one posted on your blog. In fact, Discovery shows up as a black dot in my pics. :( :p
So envious that you work for NASA!
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