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Wily_One
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join:2002-11-24
San Jose, CA
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reply to sashwa

Re: Last chance to see a Shuttle in the air

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