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What Happened To The Boeing 747s That Flew The Space Shuttle?

With its unique design, the Boeing 747 is an aesthetically-striking aircraft in its own right. However, two of these iconic double-decker quadjets became perhaps even more conspicuous following the end of their passenger services. Of course, I am referring to the two 747-100s that NASA converted for use as ‘Shuttle Carrier Aircraft’ in the 1970s and ’80s. But what happened to these legendary outsize freighters? ( 기타...

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Long ago and far away we were on the downwind for runway 4 at ELP in a DA20 when the controller advised, I'll call your base and if you look off to your right for your traffic you'll see something you don't see very often. It was a 74 with a shuttle on top stopping for fuel.

Yes, it was Big, and seemed to be going so slow.

Thanks for the memories, but, no camera in hand and no cell phones. Cheers!


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