|Posted on May 30, 2009 04:50:24 PM | Dan Kanigan | 2 Comments ||
We’re getting set for the Ferry Flight Readiness Review. (Or FFRR for short.) This is the meeting where reps from the Air Force, NASA pilots, NASA managers and shuttle team members get together and evaluate the progress so far in getting the shuttle ready and where they decide when the ferry flight is going to get on its way. They’ll talk about the status of the shuttle’s processing, the airfields we’ll stop at along the way, security, weather and most of all…readiness.
It’s not as easy as you might think to piggyback the shuttle all the way across the country. There are a ton of considerations the shuttle team has to take into account. We’ve got employees from NASA, United Space Alliance, Abacus and EG&G, Boeing and Rocketdyne helping to get Atlantis home to Florida. They have been removing and replacing hardware, testing, preparing and gathering reports over the last week to get ready for this meeting.
I’ll give an update as soon as it’s through.
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