New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Shuttle Discovery Raised & Mounted to SCA Boeing 747

Shuttle Discovery was raised using the Mate/Demate device (MDD) at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center today. Operations to do so yesterday were scrubbed due to high winds. Once raised the unique NASA Boeing 747, called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) then was towed under Discovery. Discovery was then slowly and gently lowered onto the three attachment points on the aircraft. These three points are the same ones she once used to hold onto the External Tanks during lift off.

Discovery attached to the SCA will roll out of the Mate/Demate device tomorrow, Monday, ahead of her final departure on Tuesday April 17th 2012. Take off is set for around 11:00 UTC, 07:00 local to Washington D.C.

Discovery will be put on permanent display at the Smithsonian museum.

Source: NASA Television

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