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Ryban was my old name, so this is just a twist on the original. The SDC forum gods have something against me, so I couldn't seem to register my old name <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
> <i><font color="yellow">Yeah that is me watching for for and woodpeckers. (They love to peck into the ET foam)</font>/i><br /><br />Wow. Given the CAIB's attention to foam striking the shuttle, did the woodpeckers get any special attention in the report?<br /><br />I tried to goole "woodpecker" at the caib.us site, but I came up empty.</i>
That is the first picture I ever put up in one of my work offices.<br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>"1) Give no quarter; 2) Take no prisoners; 3) Sink everything." Admiral Jackie Fisher</p> </div>
Thats...amazing. <br /><br />Also, that pic of Enterprise at Vandenburg seems so strange. SG, was/is the launch complex there different from the ones in Florida? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
I'm sure SG could tell you more, but yes, SLC-6 was quite a bit different. There's no VAB there, for one thing. I think the Shuttle stack was assembled on the pad, though I can't be totally sure about that.<br /><br />SLC-6 *is* even more different today -- it has been refitted to service Atlas V, if memory serves.<br /><br />A new guy at work here used to work for the Air Force, and was involved in the efforts to set up SLC-6 for Shuttle. If I run into him, I'll ask him for details. I think he was involved in range safety, but I'm not sure. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em> -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>