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A Space Shuttle on the Streets of Los Angeles
Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive ^ | 2012 October 22 | Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times

Posted on 10/21/2012 9:40:00 PM PDT by UCANSEE2

Was that the space shuttle that just went by? Garnering attention that could make even a movie star blush, thousands of people watched in awe as a quintessential icon of the space age was towed through the streets of Los Angeles. After landing at LAX airport late last month, the shuttle Endeavour was carefully loaded onto rolling trailers and maneuvered down roads and across bridges to the California Science Center, 20 kilometers away. To many, there was a majesty to the voyage that was beyond description, inspiring people to line the LA streets and wait at windows and balconies to witness and photograph this once-in-a-lifetime event. Narrowly avoiding some buildings and trees, the retired shuttle made it safely to its new home and will soon be ready for permanent display. Although the journey took place over three days, it has been shortened in the above artistic time-lapse video to about three minutes.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; la; shuttle; video
I know someone else usually does the APOD posts, but I don't know if they do it daily. This was too good to let pass by, so I jumped in.

Enjoy watching.

1 posted on 10/21/2012 9:40:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: null and void

Hoped you might like this for your ping list.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 9:41:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Here’s another link if it helps.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121022.html


3 posted on 10/21/2012 9:42:14 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That is rather cool.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 9:54:45 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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To: UCANSEE2

My parents’ neighbor helped design the instrument panel on the shuttles back in the day, so as a kid I was fortunate enough to have seen the first shuttle on the ground before it ever launched.

More recently, my sister and her boyfriend got the hook-up to attend a special event at LAX while the shuttle was there and they were able to get into the 747 and take pictures. My favorite shot is of her sitting in the copilot’s seat with a guy in an aviation uniform on the ground visible out the window.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 9:54:50 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( America or 0bama. You can't choose both. ))))
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To: UCANSEE2

How depressing. The space program got cannibalized to feed the welfare state. Thanks Obama.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 9:57:00 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thank you, hadn’t seen that, very neat.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: UCANSEE2

How neat that had to be!!!

Thanks UCANSEE2!


8 posted on 10/21/2012 10:03:00 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: UCANSEE2

But how does this help the mooseSlimes?


9 posted on 10/21/2012 10:05:02 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’d rather see it in orbit around the earth than see it on my block.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 10:32:54 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Utmost Certainty
How depressing. The space program got cannibalized to feed the welfare state. Thanks Obama.

This goes back to LBJ. I remember all the caterwauling about how we had problems right here on earth and shouldn't be spending money on space...

Well, we spent money subsidizing poor people and it has been wildly successful.

We now have more and fatter poor people than ever, with no end in sight.

...And they get those neat, free phones, too!!

11 posted on 10/21/2012 11:33:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Dittos UC..
What a travesty eh?.....turning THE SPACE SHUTTLE... a sacred monument to AMERICAN brains and achievement over to callie loonies..god.


12 posted on 10/22/2012 12:31:39 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: jimsin

Please don’t use the Lord’s name in vain...


13 posted on 10/22/2012 1:04:48 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: UCANSEE2

OMG!! THANKS!!!


14 posted on 10/22/2012 2:04:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Just another illegal alien transport? You won’t find that thing rolling over into a ditch even if it is overloaded with “cargo”.


15 posted on 10/22/2012 2:26:37 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: UCANSEE2

And it only cost $10,000,000 to do this.

Houston/Clearlake Texas got ripped off.


16 posted on 10/22/2012 10:55:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: ari-freedom

I saw a space shuttle fly over my house one evening at sundown.


17 posted on 10/22/2012 10:56:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

We will always have poor people because we have been importing them for decades. Today we are told that we MUST have foreign immigrants to do work in America that “Americans” apparently won’t do (for below minimum wage) like working in kitchens, working in fields, working in construction, well, basically WORKING.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 10:58:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
My family has been here since the 1600s. I grew up growing and harvesting tobacco (all manual labor), baling hay, working cattle and sheep with my great uncle. I held a commercial fisherman's license at 14, and did heavy construction at the same age, driving sheeting and pilings on a seawall/pier marine construction crew.

America needs to get off it's largesse and mow it's own lawns.

The only reason we have so many poor is so certain political interests can stuff the ballot box.

19 posted on 10/22/2012 11:07:20 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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