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Decommissioning Space Shuttles

11 Apr s_s04_20115523

I am a sucker for derelict anything so was drawn to these images of decommissioning the Space Shuttles like a moth to a flame. It’s kind of sad don’t you think?

Starting next month, NASA will begin delivering its four Space Shuttle orbiters to their final destinations. After an extensive decommissioning process, the fleet — which includes three former working spacecraft and one test orbiter — is nearly ready for public display. On April 17, the shuttle Discovery will be attached to a modified 747 Jumbo Jet for transport to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Virginia. Endeavour will go to Los Angeles in mid-September, and in early 2013, Atlantis will take its place on permanent display at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Test orbiter Enterprise will fly to New York City next month.

Derelict Disney

29 Dec

My adoration of derelict places is no secret, remember Mr Blobby land for example?.. Of course when I discovered these pictures of a derelict Disney site I just had to post them. Am determined to do more exploration in 2012, there is an old convent near Bromley I have my eye on for starters ;-)

River Country was Walt Disney World’s first waterpark. It opened in 1976, and closed for the final time in 2001. Since 2001, the area has sat virtually undisturbed. The slides and pools remain in place.









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