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The Space Shuttle Enterprise, flying on the Shuttle Carrier in New York.



Photo by the Associated Press
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Hoch-Spannung Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
That one epic shot.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Indeed.
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GeneralTate Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool shot
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
That it is. *nods*
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Dunno if I should smile, or cry.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Likewise.
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plumpener Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Photographer
Me too, both those symbols used to stand for brave and bold progress instead of coslty greed and grotesque incompetance.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Sad but true.

This is a stark image if one thinks about it...symbolic of the collapse of the New Roman Empire.
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plumpener Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Photographer
*sigh* yes, to some degree, on way too many levels
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Tawnya Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least it was not crushed in a building collapse from snow like the Buran... :/
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Now that was a tragedy. Such a rare spacecraft, lost to an easily avoidable situation.
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Tawnya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. It was the only shuttle to fly completely remote control as well.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
And because of that, it took the world record for longest duration and greatest distance traveled by a remote controlled vehicle.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This one retiring too? lol
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
All Space Shuttles have been retired. Atlantis flew the last mission in July of last year.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah ok then, It's kinda a shame to see all the shuttles being retired.
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Indeed.
Hell, its a national disgrace if you ask me.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True....
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Granted, its nice to see an old veteran like the Discovery where everyone can get up close to it and glimpse a piece of history.

But for it and its sister craft to be retired and have no replacement, and that the U.S. space program is basically dead in the water...THAT is the true disgrace.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about Russia and their space program?
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Russian-Fox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
They are the only ones with manned spacecraft. In fact, the U.S. is currently paying the Russians to send materials and the occassional astronaut to the International Space Station.

Thus, currently and for the foreseable future, the Russians are the ONLY people with manned spacecraft in use.
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ReneHenckens Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The shuttle program has been ended long ago. All the shuttles are going to different museums around the US.

The Enterprise has never actually been in space. It's been the prototype in which they flew test flights.

And you should reconsider the word "lol" in there. The end of the Space Shuttle means the end of one of the greatest technological innovations of our time. It's the end of a fantastic era of spaceflight.
It's the end of thousands of jobs. And for the coming years, space exploration is standing still. At best.

Very sad sight this.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, sorry im not the most fimilar with Space technology ^^;

Ahhh so this was the very plane that Discovery was based on?

I wrote lol because I thought Retire was a stupid way of discribing the end of Enterprises Era .__. but if space exploration and technonlgy is standing still then yea I suppose it's kinda sad to see another spacecraft go to another museum.
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