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Message 1295267 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:28:23 UTC

Endeavour is now about 2 blocks away from the Science Center, as the Shuttle has cleared the trees on MLK Blvd.

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Message 1295273 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:34:42 UTC

woah ! they are really crazy !
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Message 1295281 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:45:16 UTC

The people You see on the Street ahead of the Endeavour are supposed to be there, as their either security or their guiding the Shuttle, the left turn is coming up soon.
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Message 1295291 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 17:59:03 UTC
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Well it is about time for the Left turn onto that narrow street, the Shuttle will pass by the Memorial Coliseum where USC plays its Football Games on its way to Science Center next door. And these are the last that I can take as the local LA News is off of the air now.

Sorry about this pic, flash was enabled and I had trouble turning the flash off.

ABC is very quick to change shots too, I'm lucky I got these two final shots as the batteries needed to be recharged soon after.
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Message 1295386 - Posted: 14 Oct 2012, 23:40:00 UTC

Here's a few more pics of the Shuttle Endeavour and its journey home, more pics can be found Here...


The Shuttle Endeavour pulled across an empty 405 fwy by an off the shelf Toyota Tacoma pickup truck...


This one says it all...
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Message 1295397 - Posted: 15 Oct 2012, 0:16:56 UTC
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Ok I just snapped a few more, there might be more later of Shuttle Endeavor on Mission 26, as it has reached the Science Center near the LA Colliseum in Los Angeles CA.










The Shuttle Endeavor will be inside this hanger for the next few years, eventually the plan is to put the Shuttle in a launch position, oh and there will be NO entry to go inside the Shuttle itself...
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Message 1301527 - Posted: 3 Nov 2012, 2:05:44 UTC

Thought this 5 page article would add the the history of the era....

Behind the scenes of NASA's Mission Control Center
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Message 1302171 - Posted: 4 Nov 2012, 17:22:58 UTC

I'd give my pension for a chance to visit there ......

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Message 1303404 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 4:06:08 UTC

Just returned from KSC. Haven't processed my photos yet but was allowed access to the VAB with Atlantis parked inside. We got within 10 feet of her.

Way cool.
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Message 1303712 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 20:36:02 UTC - in response to Message 1303404.

Just returned from KSC. Haven't processed my photos yet but was allowed access to the VAB with Atlantis parked inside. We got within 10 feet of her.

Way cool.



you lucky devil :)

Hope you're going to post the photos when you can.
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Message 1304061 - Posted: 9 Nov 2012, 17:08:31 UTC

As promised.

Atlantis in the VAB in High Bay #4. Resting prior to her move to the new permanent display site.


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Message 1304116 - Posted: 9 Nov 2012, 18:37:09 UTC

Good pic. She looks a bit grubby though?

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Message 1304152 - Posted: 9 Nov 2012, 19:32:32 UTC - in response to Message 1304116.
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The tour guide made the point that she was still wearing the "dirt" from her last mission.
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Message 1304468 - Posted: 10 Nov 2012, 14:29:30 UTC

At a CERN meeting on space related physics research in Geneva Bill Gerstenmeier from NASA spoke of a manned mission to the L2 Lagrange point of the Earth-Moon system being planned. It will require a new heavy lifter.
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Message 1304968 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 16:40:57 UTC

I have my own reasons for welcoming that.

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