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Waldothe3rd
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Sun N Sand

Shuttle Endeavour

The Endeavour will be passing over the SoCal area around 10:30 AM Friday morning with a scheduled landing @ LAX around 11AM. Passover points include the Calif Science Center, Dizzyland, Griffith Observatory and the Getty Center. Good "Kodak moments" for all! It will be transported to the Science Center on Oct 12-13 and will open to the public on Oct 30.



brian
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Lake Forest, CA

I'm hoping I can catch a glimpse of it while I'm in Northern California. I'll be on a similar course from the Sacramento area to the Bay Area around the same time as the shuttle earlier Friday morning.



ChrisJT
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Torrance, CA
reply to Waldothe3rd

I work near LAX. Parts of Imperial Hwy will be closed for audience views of the landing at LAX.

Parking and road closure info: El Segundo Parking information for Endeavour landing viewing

Traffic is going to be a nightmare here.
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No_Strings
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reply to Waldothe3rd

Didn't know they were going to buzz Anaheim. Might have to load some Kodachrome in the Brownie and head up the 5.



Waldothe3rd
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reply to Waldothe3rd

They're reporting they will drop down to 1500 feet at certain places for viewing.
ChrisJT See Profile are you opting to sleep at work the night before?



TheRul
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supposably the Endevor will be fying right over my office. I plan on being out there to try to catch it on my phone.
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TheRul
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It was a couple of miles out, but I do have it on video. It is now heading down the coast to you.
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ChrisJT
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Torrance, CA
reply to Waldothe3rd

Saw the shuttle and the 2 F-18's escorting it around LAX. Didn't really have the best view from work, as I could only see it between a couple of buildings from ground level. The I-105 was in the way during the LAX flyby (I was on the south side of the 105). The freeway was jam packed, as CHP decided they were outnumbered, and pointed the way for the cars to stop and park.

A few hours later, I went to another building and saw the shuttle near the terminal south of Bradley Int'l terminal, next to 2 cranes. Peering through binoculars, the shuttle still looks incredible.

So sad to see such a legacy end.
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TheHarvester
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reply to No_Strings

said by No_Strings:

Might have to load some Kodachrome in the Brownie and head up the 5.

Well, Did you?
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No_Strings
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No. I read conflicting information about where it would be and when and I have no patience for being in the wrong place at the right time.



TheHarvester
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After seeing some of the pictures and videos, I am now kicking myself for not doing what I could to get a glimpse of it.
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No_Strings
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There are some pretty nice ones on Flickr, including in the So Cal group. Better than mine would have been.



TheHarvester
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But they would have been YOURS. That is how I feel about my astronomy pictures. Sure, I could download much better ones from the internet, but the ones I take are mine.

Every time I see a great Shuttle picture from California, I kick harder.
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No_Strings
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Mine ... and blurry.



Waldothe3rd
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I too tried my best to see it, but all I saw was when it was headed to Anaheim - a large, low-flying plane in the distance. Then the letdown came when it flew over at one of those moments when I was inside talking with a customer. Neighbor took some awesome pics just to rub it in. I'll wait until the crowds have died down when its on display at the Science Center to check it out.



onDvine
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Click for full size
said by TheHarvester:

But they would have been YOURS. ...

That's how I feel about mine. It ain't much, but this is the best of those I shot through a window.
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TheHarvester
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An yet that is far better than anything I got.
Good job.
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onDvine
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Thank you. Don't kick yourself over missing it; you'll get good photos of something else.



jig

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Hacienda Heights, CA

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reply to Waldothe3rd

went out and saw it cross the 405 last night. yay!



shortckt
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reply to Waldothe3rd

After many delays it's finally "docked" at it's new home.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled traffic gridlock.



spg
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NOT Texas!

All I got was a cactus...



No_Strings
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reply to Waldothe3rd

Time lapse of the journey from LAX to the Science Center:

»framework.latimes.com/2012/10/15···oss-l-a/



bobrk
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I'm such an old timer and so long left that I didn't realize that the Science Center is what we used to call The Museum.



No_Strings
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All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are square.

It's just a matter of specificity ... generally.



jig

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Hacienda Heights, CA

here's the stupid thing. i hear that the end installation is supposed to be the shuttle in launch position with the solid boosters. that's utter bull****. it's a fantastically bad idea to put something like that in a horribly earthquake susceptible position. it also probably means that the closest you'll get to seeing inside the cockpit windows is something like 150ft.

personally, i think it would be immensely better (and probably gigantically less expensive) to just keep it in flight mode.

anyway, i keep hearing this on KTLA. they may be on drugs. if they aren't, be sure to see it while it's in the hangar (if you didn't see it on the road).
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No_Strings
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Agreed: A launch position display would be a tragic mistake.



bobrk
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reply to jig

Looks like you're right:

»www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49422073/ns···X0bSpWtE



TwoFrogs
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said by bobrk:

Looks like you're right:

»www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49422073/ns···X0bSpWtE

Thanks for the link.

Seems like it will be in the hanger for several years, though, before it's moved into 'launch' position.
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shortckt
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reply to jig

I heard the same thing from a neighbor who is a videographer and covered the shuttle move. Other than the earthquake concerns it's just a bad idea to display the shuttle it in a manner that prevents visitors from being able to see all that neat stuff on the inside. He believes that there will be a walkway across the top of the display where one will be able to stand and see the cockpit from a distance.

OTOH I have a feeling that it was gutted when it was decommissioned, and there's probably less knobs and switches to be seen in that cockpit than in a WWII bomber. If it were up to me I would display it in horizontal position, with the cargo bay doors open and the robotic arm holding a mock-up of some satellite that had previously been carried into orbit.



jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA

agreed. i'm going to have a talk with them. maybe start an online petition, but at least get some idea from them what precautions they're taking for the eventual 7.0+.
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.