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post #1 of 21 Old 07-25-2006, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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shuttle landing sts 121

hey all just a few pics of me walking in the shuttle that landed last week. (STS-121)
not best pics but something for all to enjoy if you are into the shuttle program.
another shuttle going up really soon!
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It looks like it took a beating reentering the atmosphere. Who do you work for
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I work for NASA SWAT.

Also the shuttle does not look good before it goes up!! It looks beat up and old. but they are bad ass to see in person!

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nice, looks like a fun job. do they let you go inside them or are you just a perimeter guy!

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we cannot go in them when they are up on the pad. VERY few get to go inside them. But other then those people ,we are allowed around it closer than anyone else! VERY tight security and most cannot get within a mile of the pad when it is on the pad ready for a launch. We escort the astronauts up to the shuttle during the day of the launch and then the NASA engineers or whoever they are strap them in, we pull them back and the countdown is on.
NASA SWAT are not perimeter guards! LOL
they have regular security for gates, perimeters, etc. I use to be regular security with the goal to make the NASA SWAT team. It was the only reason I took a security job out at NASA. I got lucky and had some tryouts and made the team. we (SWAT) have pretty much the run of the place where we want to go. Helo flights, 4 wheelers, beach sweeps, and astronaut protection, VIP's during the launches among other things.
it is a blast! Fun job i must say!

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How cool is that: mixin BDUs with polos! Are you prior military?
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Very cool picts, thanks for the post. Looks like a bad a$$ job to.
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we wear full digital tops during certain days!
Also if we get a call out for something , we wear digital tops with full tactical gear.
we work 24/7 with 3 shifts.
yes , ex army special ops
oh yah, you cannot take ANY photos of the shuttle once it is on the pad past the gate!
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Nice! I watched this one go up, I was really intrested in the space programs a few years back but I never followed threw with anything......bad mistake!
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