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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
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·AT&T U-Verse

Last chance to see a Shuttle in the air

Endeavour flyby tomorrow morning!
»www.sfgate.com/default/article/E···2472.php

I'm hoping they use the usual flightpath from Moffett to the coast, since I have a good view of it.


shinjuru
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join:2000-10-29
West Coast
I'm hoping to get a glance of her, too, today!


sashwa
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join:2001-01-29
Alcatraz
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reply to Wily_One
Ohhhh WOW!!!! How neat!!!!

It flew right over our house about 500 to 1000 feet up. No camera though. I was outside and it went over my head. I couldn't believe it.


Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA

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Cool.

I was able to see it as it headed toward Monterey, with its chase plane. From my vantage point it was probably over the Los Gatos area, and had already started climbing in altitude.


sashwa
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Alcatraz
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I figured that I would be able to catch a glimpse of it being in Alameda but never in my life did I expect it to fly right over my head and so low to boot.


leibold
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join:2002-07-09
Sunnyvale, CA
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I got a good look from the office window as well.


Wily_One
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San Jose, CA
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reply to sashwa
I have seen an orbiter up close (Discovery) so I know how big and massive they are. With no payload the orbiter weighs 176,000 lbs. It's amazing how a modified 747 can support it and fly with it on top. NASA has lots of cool info and videos on the process (scroll right):
»www.nasa.gov/externalflash/shuttlecarrier/

...and here's a short time-lapse:
»www.weather.com/weather/videos/n···ck-30770


bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA

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reply to Wily_One
I got some shots from Moffett Field.

PrntRhd
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join:2004-11-03
Fairfield, CA

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reply to Wily_One
I arrived at South San Francisco High School this AM, and it flew directly overhead. People were taking pics at the school.