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heng44
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posted 04-21-2012 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

In light of this week's events I have selected the oldest Discovery photo I could find in my files. It was taken March 24, 1982, at the Rockwell plant in Palmdale as construction was beginning.

Ed Hengeveld

Lasv3
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posted 04-21-2012 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those were the times...

OV-105
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posted 04-21-2012 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that the back doors are open and you can see the desert.

Fra Mauro
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posted 04-21-2012 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"They will never see the likes of us again," from the Genesis song, Driving the Last Spike.

mach3valkyrie
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posted 04-22-2012 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I liken this to laying the keel of any ship and the hopes for safe voyages that go with it.

sfurtaw
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posted 04-23-2012 06:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sfurtaw   Click Here to Email sfurtaw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To stay on topic, what a neat photo of the earliest days of Discovery. Thanks for posting, Ed. Another great find.
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Originally posted by Fra Mauro:
"They will never see the likes of us again," from the Genesis song, Driving the Last Spike.
To stray a bit off topic, Fra Mauro, you just quoted my favorite Genesis song.

Philip
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posted 04-23-2012 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo, Rosamond/ Los Angeles dry lake is an amazing place at the edge of the Mojave (semi-) desert

Fra Mauro
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posted 04-24-2012 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The song seemed appropriate for the pioneering spirit of the time.

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