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And a little follow-up, maybe sufficiently related to justify it: The space shuttle "Discovery," atop its carrier 747, with a T-38 escort, as it departs to the southwest having just flown over my house in Loudoun county, Virginia, minutes before its final landing at Dulles International Airport.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2012 on Greetings from Australia! at WWdN: In Exile
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While you were away, we christened this in Loudoun county, Virginia, where my last vote in office as an elected member of the board of supervisors was to approve it: The off-ramp leads to the offices of Orbital Sciences Corp., which is a very cool outfit. How cool? They asked for their road to get this name...
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2012 on Greetings from Australia! at WWdN: In Exile
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Okay, I have you all beat on this one. I have been an elected government official for the last four years. For all of that time, I have taken more than my share of grief from my critics for openly being a fan of Star Trek. But I made it all pay off when, as my last official act in office, I voted to rename "Steeplechase Drive" to "Warp Drive" for the benefit of (and I am not making this up) Orbital Sciences Corporation. See http://maps.google.com/maps?q=steeplechase+drive,+sterling+va&hl=en&ll=39.013161,-77.431254&spn=0.001897,0.004823&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.701751,79.013672&vpsrc=6&hq=steeplechase+drive,&hnear=Sterling,+Loudoun,+Virginia&t=h&z=18 for the location (and check back later to see when the name has changed). For those seeking a more stimulating address, have a look nearby in my county at this: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pon+Farr+Ct,+Leesburg,+VA+20175&hl=en&ll=39.032553,-77.624406&spn=0.000948,0.002411&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.701751,79.013672&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pon+Farr+Ct,+Leesburg,+Virginia+20175&t=h&z=19. As far as I can tell, this name dates back to the '70s. I may not have been the highest ranking public officer who ever watched an episode of TOS, but I will always be able to say that I was, literally, the creator of "Warp Drive." Stevens Miller Dulles District Supervisor Loudoun County Virginia, USA
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