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Old 02-07-2003, 06:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any information/history/equipment aboard/etc. on the NASA Airstream used to transport shuttle crews. There's a photo in the current Newsweek Magazine, pages 30 - 31 of the Columbia Crew boarding it before lift off.

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Old 02-07-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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The best I can guess is a modified 1979 or 1981 Airstream Excella motor home. It was custom ordered by NASA. Every shuttle crew has ridden in it to the pad. The first shuttle launch was in 1981 and it was used by Crippen/Young for the first flight. It stays at the Kennedy Space Center. I have three pics on my site.
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makes you wonder who is in charge of R&Ring the A/c's on the roof. The lower picture without A/C's is from 1998.
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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RE NASA and Airstream

It's interesting to note that NASA also contracted Airstream to build a mobile quarantine facility (MQF) which temporarily
housed Neil Armstrong and others after their historic 1969 Apollo 11 mission..
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Old 02-08-2003, 08:47 AM   #5
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It is good to know they are still using it, so much for typical government agency waste. But again it is the classic design.

No telling how many Winnebagos or other S.O.B.'s ( some other brands) they would have gone through if they had started using them.

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Old 02-08-2003, 03:36 PM   #6
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NASA has three Airstream Classic motorhomes ,I believe there were atleast three Quarantine units made. Two of them are in museums.
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Nice picture in the news today. While the shuttle sits waiting it's next turn for fame and fortune, Airstream sits front and center.

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Old 07-13-2005, 03:25 PM   #8
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This one is on the USS Hornet Museum. Jeff
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On Fox News they said the official name is "Astro Van".
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #10
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That Airstream M.H. (Astro Van) received a lot of quality AIR time today, on CSNBC.
They showed it loading up, dropping off the crew at the pad and then reloading and redropping off the crew at the ready room, after the scrub. They also showed chopper views of it rolling down the access road that the shuttle transport vehicle uses, as the crew were taken away from the launch pad. I enjoyed the Airstream time but would have rather seen a safe launch. Next time I hope.
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I also saw it today in the NASA channel, as it was returning to the launch pad to pick up the crew. It looked like the driver was on the gas!
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Is it real or is it a clone ?http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...WA%3AITStrange rear end cap,
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It's a clone. You can see where they removed the WBCCI numbers on the front of the trailer.
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