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From my office window this morning. Just wanting to share.

 

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so what the story on why they shuffled enterprise out of udvar hazy, and brought in Discovery in? i am guessing because discovery has much more significance (and the smith has a record of "real in service" air and space craft) so they just ditched enterprise?

i had dinner under the wing of enterprise, was pretty cool. i guess its just a low value test frame now that the in service shuttle are museum pieces.

Space Shuttle Discovery - 360VR Images - StumbleUpon
 

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so what the story on why they shuffled enterprise out of udvar hazy, and brought in Discovery in? i am guessing because discovery has much more significance (and the smith has a record of "real in service" air and space craft) so they just ditched enterprise?

i had dinner under the wing of enterprise, was pretty cool. i guess its just a low value test frame now that the in service shuttle are museum pieces.

Space Shuttle Discovery - 360VR Images - StumbleUpon
You are basically correct. The Discovery had the most distinguished record and is considered the top example therefore it goes in the nation's top museum. Enterprise never flew in space. The fight over who gets a shuttle occupied Congress for a while. None were "ditched." More museums wanted a shuttle than there were examples.
 

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Thank you.... If that photo doesn't make you proud to be an American then I don't know what will..... I would have loved to see it in person.
 

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I was unable to get to a viewing point today. So a big THANK YOU for posting the photo.

Yup, has to make one smile.
 

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History will look back at us and say "cool!"
 

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Let me see. I have a few more pictures that show the tiny jet fighter..

On the far left.. you see the Jet. I forget to bring in my telephoto lens.




Very cool! Thanks for sharing! Were there any fighter jet escorts?
 

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Ahh, very cool!!!
 
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