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Thread: Full Schedule: Space Shuttle Enterprise On the Move from JFK to Intrepid

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    Ouch!
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    Close up picture.

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    Where the heck were the spotting boats to make sure there was clearance on both sides of the wings? Maybe some duck tape will take care of the fix.
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    Makes me sick seeing that story earlier today. Such a shame.

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    That will buff right out...

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    So disgusting... you'd think they'd have individuals with more than half a brain manage these projects.

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    Classic Monday Morning Quarterbacking. There is no excuse, granted, but if it didn't happen, we wouldn't be going ape poopoo about it. I am sure it was tough. That being said, I did not like the wings exposed that way one bit. At least put some bubble wrap on the tips...







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    I just can't believe that they would treat such a piece of history like that. Literally Boggles the mind.

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    From MSNBC:

    "The railroad bridge and the Cross Bay Bridge, each presented challenges," said Dennis Jenkins [a member of the United Space Alliance shuttle support team], who was on board the barge with Enterprise. "The passage through the railroad bridge was narrow with only a few feet of clearance on each wingtip, while the Cross Bay was only a few feet higher than the vertical stabilizer," he wrote in an e-mail that was shared with collectSpace.

    "Mother Nature did not smile on us. Just as the barge entered the railroad bridge, the wind caught it and pushed the right wing into the bridge abutment. Fortunately, the damage seems to be cosmetic, limited to the foam that covered the wingtip. No structure or mechanisms appear to have been damaged," Jenkins wrote.


    The Intrepid confirmed the damage in a statement released late Sunday. "A sudden microburst of wind, measured at 35 knots, caused the rub panel foam protective layer of the wingtip of Enterprise to graze the protective wood piling bumpers in the water designed to bumper vessels," the museum said.
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    I think that was the sound of his head exploding I heard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose135 View Post
    I think that was the sound of his head exploding I heard...
    This would never have happened if she was put at Johnson Space Center, or better yet, inside the Dallas Cowboys practice bubble!!!
    Last edited by TJK; 06-05-2012 at 02:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Ohare View Post
    Close up picture.
    In the immortal words of John candy in Spaceballs, "Ooh! That's gonna leave a mark!".

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