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> Space Shuttle In The 1980s Flying Over Glasgow?, Anyone remember seeing space shuttle?
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post 25th Sep 2011, 10:11am
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I came across this post from another forum : http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewto...p?f=3&t=788

and I do remember being took out of class into the playground to look up and saw a plane with the shuttle attached - it was high up and I remember the sun reflecting off from it and my teacher saying that its something we will always remember (he was right!) -

But can anyone really confirm the year? I was so sure that I was in primary school at the time though I left in 1982 but some on that forum think it was 1983 and not 1981- which would mean I was in secondary school... now I am all confused !

can anyone remember seeing it?
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post 25th Sep 2011, 11:01am
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I remember that well,Major Tom(Kennedy that is) was in command,just going up to confirm that the earth was still flat.Can you hear me Major Tom? rolleyes.gif
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post 25th Sep 2011, 11:09am
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The Boeing 747 carrying the Shuttle Enterprise landed in Stanstead Airport, where I was on contract with Aviation Traders at that time, in ... June 1983.
It was built for test purposes and wasn't capable of spaceflight. It's spare parts were later used in the construction of the Space Shuttle Endeavour after the loss of the Challenger Shuttle.
1981 was the year of Columbia's maiden voyage. That's probably why you're gettin' the dates a bit mixed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB7gY7lwBE0


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post 25th Sep 2011, 11:23am
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thanks for the quick replies! now its a fact that I am not 41 and getting old and so is my memories!!

That means I was in secondary school 1st year ! its so vague in my head now... smile.gif
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post 25th Sep 2011, 11:50pm
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Yup-it was 1983 coming back from the Paris airshow and as stated did a flypast over Glasgow and East Kilbride-I seen it from my garden in Johnstone-just hanging there like a big toy!-it was the Enterprise which was mounted on the 747-the pre-production mockup used for glide tests and landing checks-it's in a museum in the USA now-as will all the shuttles be shortly-so sad to see them go but they were getting old and outwith their lifespans.


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post 24th Aug 2012, 07:53pm
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Glad I found this.I have told my husband about this many times and didn't believe me! proof at last !!! Thanks all !
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post 1st Oct 2012, 10:51am
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I saw it in Johnstone also, all the kids were taken outside at school to watch it - it was very low and was piggy back on a Boeing 747. Cannot find a single photo of it though; plenty for it at Paris or London but not one picture of it over Scotland. As a nation, not one of us was able to get the batteries in the Polaroid.
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post 1st Jul 2013, 08:27pm
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I was due to pick up my friend and drive to East Kilbride to see the space shuttle flypast. My friend slept in and instead we went to the highest point behind his house . Just as we got to the top part of Giffnock quarry the space shuttle flew over on the back of a 747. It was so low we could see the pilots!
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