out west again

In the desert, you can remember your name-as they say! At least easier to stay on top of things!

 Mojave California.

  “In the desert you can remember your name”.

not Waldo Emerson quote but great lyrics of rock group America




The NASA Shuttle Carrier aircraft 747-100 I boarded at Edwards AFB in 2006.  Admittedly it was on the flight-line stationary.

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Space Shuttl...

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Space Shuttle Discovery leaves Edwards on the back of a modified Boeing 747. The Aug 19 takeoff marked the first leg of the orbiter’s cross-country trek to its home at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It’s almost as impressive as the machines that hitched a ride on top.  There are two 747 Carriers for this purpose and they were built 10 years before STS.  They will likely have operational service to perform into the future.   The Shuttle regrettably won’t.




About Maurice O'Sullivan Aherne

As to the Gravatar inquiry which asks 'About Me' ? There is a life sustaining atmosphere. If they meant ...a description; there is more than the fraction shared online.
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