posted 10-27-2011 10:14 PM
Will go way out on a limb and guess that the MDDs will be sold to the highest bidder "for scrap purposes only," of course.
(This subject will probably not be too high on the KSC priority list until well after the last orbiter leaves the cape.)
Jay Chladek Member
Posts: 2211 From: Bellevue, NE, USA Registered: Aug 2007
posted 10-29-2011 07:50 AM
I would think the Dryden one will still end up being used as the SCA has been used to ferry at least one other aircraft on its back besides the shuttle (a drone aircraft, I forget what it is called). Of course, that is assuming at least one SCA still stays in NASA inventory as a flying aircraft rather than being parted out to keep the 747SP SOFIA flying.
Posts: 508 From: Staten Island, New York USA Registered: Nov 2007
posted 10-31-2011 04:05 PM
The other vehicle carried on a SCA was the Boeing Phantom Ray, a UCAV (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle) demonstrator which only flew twice on its own power from Edwards before the testing was suspended.