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heng44
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posted 05-05-2012 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Space Shuttle Atlantis performs a successful landing at Edwards Air Force Base on June 22, 2007, at the conclusion of mission STS-117. It was the 21st mission to the ISS and the 118th shuttle mission overall. The landing marked the 51st shuttle landing at Edwards.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 05-05-2012 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neat view and angle. Was it taken from the tower or another plane?

heng44
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posted 05-05-2012 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a USAF-photo, so probably from the tower.

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posted 05-05-2012 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I miss going to the landing at Edwards. It was always a fun time.

machbusterman
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posted 05-05-2012 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging by the angle and the elevation of the photograph I'd say it was taken from the road which runs at the back of NASA Dryden (Rosamond Blvd).

OV-105
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posted 05-06-2012 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Dryden Center is too far from runway 22 to get a shot like that off of the hill plus all the hangers are in the way.

GoesTo11
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posted 05-06-2012 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed, do you by any chance have a hi-res version of that pic? Thanks!

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posted 05-06-2012 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for atlas5guy   Click Here to Email atlas5guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You would have to torment me with the STS-117 landing at Edwards...

I was waiting (in vain as it turned out!) for the return of Atlantis at the new SLF viewing area at KSC. As it turned out I didn't get another chance to see a shuttle landing at the SLF until Atlantis returned there for the very last time last July.

Your photo was an exciting new perspective of an Edwards landing - thanks!

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