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spg
Grrrr

join:2001-10-31
NOT Texas!
reply to shortckt

Re: Shuttle Endeavour

All I got was a cactus...



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6
reply to Waldothe3rd

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

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



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA

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
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

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

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



jig

join:2001-01-05
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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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.



No_Strings
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Agreed: A launch position display would be a tragic mistake.



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
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San Jose, CA
reply to jig

Looks like you're right:

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



TwoFrogs
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join:2002-01-20
Downtown

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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Things are more like they used to be than they are now.


shortckt
Watchen Das Blinken Lights
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join:2000-12-05
Tenant Hell
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.