Skip to comments.FAA Tells Calif. Pilots To Make Way For Endeavour
Posted on 09/21/2012 4:57:13 AM PDT by BenLurkinEdited on 09/21/2012 5:00:02 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
California pilots are being asked to make way for the space shuttle Endeavourís farewell tour.
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Speaking of rubberneckers, the CHP is concerned that they will cause collisions on the freeways trying to get a glimpse of the shuttle.
Looking forward to seeing this though.
Wonder if California will be able to keep having these spectacular achievements -considering the fact that we are basically a Socialist/Marxist state on the verge of collapse?
US shuttle Endeavour undertakes final flypast
US space shuttle Endeavour has flown by California landmarks in a final air show before it heads for display in Los Angeles.
Piggy-backing on a modified Boeing 747 jet, the 75-ton ship flew past the California state capitol, Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign.
The shuttle appeared over San Francisco at around 09:30 local time (16:00 GMT) and Los Angeles some two hours later.
It is the youngest shuttle from a fleet that includes Atlantis and Discovery.
Endeavour replaced the shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed in an accident in 1986 that killed seven astronauts.
In service since 1992, it has made 25 trips, logged 123m miles (198m km) in space and circled the globe almost 4,700 times.
There were so many people, I ended up pulling my car over to the side of the freeway, and so did everyone else. They were lined up across the bridge, and on both sides of the freeway and on the side streets.. There must have been hundreds, or maybe thousands there- because you couldn't even get near JPL.
I couldn't get my camera to work, DARN!
Everyone got out of their cars and looked for the shuttle. When it came into view, a loud cheer went up from the crowd. It was magnificent to see.
Then the cops showed up loudly blaring their sirens, and yelling at people through their loudspeakers,- much to everyone's annoyance. But there were no problems . We all got in our cars and left. (If you heard the news yesterday- all the warnings exc... the cops were expecting a demolition derby.)
No such thing happened.
It made me sad to think that maybe, if we keep going down the Marxist road, we won't ever have any great achievements again.
It does give me some hope that people haven't entirely lost their sense of wonder , in spite of the fact that we live in such a shallow world.