Shuttle Carrier Aircraft aircraft, awesomeness, history, photography, rockets, spacecraft Add comments Aug 302015 Say what you will about the Shuttle being a reusable payload shroud rather than a reusable launch vehicle… it was a beautiful machine. Cthell I still get a chuckle out of the reminders on the rear mounting points https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_Carrier_Aircraft#/media/File:Shuttle_mounting_point.JPG publiusr Don’t high hook it to the fifth wheel–and no jake brakes. sferrin I remember seeing that specific combination out at Hill AFB when it came through back in ’80 or so. They had it open to the public. Pretty cool. Tango_Charlie That looks like it is STS-1. I base that on the tile loss on the sides of the orbiter, and the paint scheme on N905NA. Can you confirm Scott? Scottlowther I can’t. No data on the photo, sadly. fieldtrip Yes. If you look close, you’ll see a few tiles were lost during that first ferry flight.