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Stupendous and Special 747s

I’m a big fan of really big airplanes.  ;-)  And my favorite is, without question, the 747, though I’ve got a place in my heart for the other widebodies too.   1,882 more words

Cool Stuff

She ain't heavy. OK, she is.

Finally. More than a number. And going home.

Wings can be stripped off, but not the spirit.

Supporters huddled around. Protectively.

Checked her cheek. The tats. 962 more words


Just Plane Silly

No, I’m not going to defend overweight baggage fees. I’m also not going to come right out and call them BS, but I think there’s a lot of good discussion to be had about how arbitrary these fees are. 846 more words

'Name the Shuttle' contest gives Texans chance to name space history icon

Texans now have the opportunity to name a high-fidelity replica of a NASA Space Shuttle, the centerpiece of a new attraction set to open in Houston. 205 more words


Texas lands massive piece of Space Shuttle history

Space Center Houston is adding a “jumbo” piece of space history to its already impressive fleet of retired spacecraft and aerospace vehicles.

Thursday, NASA announced the transfer of ownership of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, to the official visitor’s center of the Johnson Space Center. 359 more words


Houston gets a space shuttle carrying aircraft (shuttle not included) | Redux

Houston gets a space shuttle carrying aircraft (shuttle not included)

Mark Irwin Special Collection Photo by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives
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Video: NASA's F/A18 Hornet extended view of Space Shuttle Endeavour's flyover Southern California

The following video was filmed by one of the two NASA Dryden’s F/A-18 Hornet jets escorting the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft) 138 more words