1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

where/when to see the shuttle?

Discussion in 'Shopping & Other Activities' started by chipndale, May 6, 2010.

  1. chipndale
    Offline

    chipndale Imagineer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Does anyone know how long the shuttles will be operating for?

    I really want to see one if I can and if its not possible I would settle for seeing them on the pad or at a museum or something. Will they have an area at KSC for the foreseeable future? any ideas?
     
  2. ukwdwnut
    Offline

    ukwdwnut Director of Recruitment Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    11,355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Billericay,Essex, UK
    there are only a few flights left before the shuttles are retired...cocoa beach is virtually next door to the launch site so a perfect place to see a take off

    heres a link to the scheduled launches from the nasa site

    NASA - NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Launch Schedule
     
  3. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,165
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    The last Atlantis went off this week. :(
     
  4. Slowhand
    Offline

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    Yep and it`s timing was perfect! :thumbsup:
    We just had time to watch the lift off live on the tv, then scamper out to the pool deck of our villa to take some photos of Atlantis before heading off to the airport for our flight back home.
    A perfect end to our vacation.
     
  5. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,146
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    :thumbsup: I did wonder if you were able to see it before you left.
     
  6. Slowhand
    Offline

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    All it took was a quick phone call to NASA to make sure that the timing of the launch fitted in with our plans. :lol:
     
  7. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,146
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    Lordy, you know the staff everywhere don't ya!! :wink: :lol:
     
  8. ukwdwnut
    Offline

    ukwdwnut Director of Recruitment Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    11,355
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Billericay,Essex, UK
    thats one thing i would have loved to have seen live, a shuttle takeoff :(
     
  9. Tink
    Offline

    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,165
    Likes Received:
    712
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    15 minutes (or so) North of WDW
    It's great that you were able to see it Slowhand! :yes:
     
  10. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,896
    Likes Received:
    257
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Glad you were able to see that Terry. I didn't even realize you were in FL.
     
  11. gwennie81
    Offline

    gwennie81 Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Port Orange, FL
    I remember the first time I saw a shuttle launch. I was literally shaking. It is a truely awesome experience. To see that rocket hurtling toward space with humans aboard is absolutely amazing. I think it is incredible the feats that humankind has been able to accomplish in the past 50 years. I can only hope that we will be able to continue that study and keep stretching our imaginations to the outer limits of this galaxy.
     
  12. gwennie81
    Offline

    gwennie81 Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Port Orange, FL
    In these situations you just have to think: WWWD? (What would Walt do?) HAHA! He would obviously want people to keep reaching for the stars!
     

Share This Page