Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
bolerama's Avatar
 
2017 30' Flying Cloud
2008 23' International
Keremeos , British Columbia
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 808
Images: 30
Blog Entries: 6
NASA Astrovan

Check out this article. NASA is retiring the Astrovan MH.

NASA to give away space program artifacts | floridatoday.com | FLORIDA TODAY

Lisa
__________________

__________________
Lisa and Paul

https://atomicpod.wordpress.com
2017 30' FC | 2002 Chinook Destiny | 2008 23' Int. CCD (written off: hail!)
Full-time since July 31, 2017
bolerama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
silverhawk's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Elyria , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 780
Images: 20
Send a message via Yahoo to silverhawk
I heard recently that N.A.S.A. has decided not to retire the Airstream Astrovan when shuttle flights end in late 2010. They will continue to use it for the new Constellation Program when the U.S. manned spaceflights resume in 4 or 5 years. This should be good news for Airstream lovers everywhere.
I think that it's great news that this vehicle, used to transfer our astronauts from the suit-up facility to the launch pad, is so valued and revered, that it will make the next giant leap in the U.S. Manned Space Program.
__________________

silverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
Moderator
 
Kevin245's Avatar

 
Vintage Kin Owner
... , ...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 10,329
Images: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverhawk View Post
I heard recently that N.A.S.A. has decided not to retire the Airstream Astrovan when shuttle flights end in late 2010. They will continue to use it for the new Constellation Program when the U.S. manned spaceflights resume in 4 or 5 years. This should be good news for Airstream lovers everywhere.
I think that it's great news that this vehicle, used to transfer our astronauts from the suit-up facility to the launch pad, is so valued and revered, that it will make the next giant leap in the U.S. Manned Space Program.
Alan will be disappointed!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f156...bad-57221.html
__________________

"One of the best lessons I've learned is that you don't worry about criticism from people you wouldn't seek advice from."

William C. Swinney

Kevin245 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
silverhawk's Avatar
 
1964 22' Safari
Elyria , Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 780
Images: 20
Send a message via Yahoo to silverhawk
Thanks for that link Kevin.
I heard this report on one of the local Cleveland news shows. Although I am hoping that this news is entirely true, if not, I am rooting for DanB to acquire it. I would love to see it cruising around Oberlin on any given day. Perhaps I would try thumbing a ride if I saw Dan The Astrovan Man my way.
silverhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
ViewRVs's Avatar
 
1977 20' Argosy 20
Charleston , West Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,226
Images: 9
Send a message via Yahoo to ViewRVs
The Astrovan looked spiffy this morning on CNN in HD! They must have given her a good wash and wax for the cameras!

I am glad to hear they plan on keeping it. It is an icon.
__________________
Fred H.
1977 Argosy 20' Motorhome
Fred's Airstream Archives @ ViewRVs.com
ViewRVs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Latest NASA Shuttle/AS BillTex Off Topic Forum 4 05-20-2008 09:00 AM
NASA Airstream Quarantined! codybear Airstream "In the News" 11 12-14-2007 08:25 AM
Nasa airstream photos LI Pets Airstream "In the News" 3 10-25-2006 09:24 PM
NASA AstroVan Photos ViewRVs Airstream Motorhome Forums 8 09-25-2006 08:02 AM
NASA Airstream Antique Pedaler Airstream Motorhome Forums 23 09-09-2006 07:47 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.