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Shuttle Endeavour Hoisted Off Jumbo Jet for Road Trip to L.A. Museum
Space.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Robert Z. Pearlman

Posted on 09/22/2012 2:18:21 PM PDT by EveningStar

LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour, now a permanent resident of the state of California, has traded its winged chariot for a set of custom wheels.

Early on Saturday (Sept. 22), the shuttle was hoisted by cranes off the modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet that flew it to a landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) the day before.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: endeavour; losangeles; losangelesmuseum; spaceshuttle
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1 posted on 09/22/2012 2:18:24 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 09/22/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by EveningStar
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3 posted on 09/22/2012 2:24:24 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I’m sure the residents of South LA who lost all their trees so this could pass by will be thrilled as punch.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 2:31:00 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: EveningStar

Shuttle Endeavour cockpit...

5 posted on 09/22/2012 2:36:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar

Saw the Space Shuttle yesterday around 12:30 near my sister’s house, it was cool since it was my first time seeing it in person. Heard about how they have to get rid of 300+ trees so I can imagine the environmentalist kooks will be livid over it, so what, they are livid about everything


6 posted on 09/22/2012 2:36:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Uncle Chip

Space Shuttle Endeavour sits docked to the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station during the STS-118 mission's third planned session of extravehicular activity (EVA). CREDIT: NASA

7 posted on 09/22/2012 2:39:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

BTW, the 300+ trees are being replaced with 800 new trees.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 2:40:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

But much younger and smaller ones.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 2:44:50 PM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

Well, trees are a renewable resource.

BTW, only about 50 trees were taller than 15 feet.

Also, some of the larger trees will be transplanted.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 2:50:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NonZeroSum

BTW, some estimates say over 300,000+ people will be lining the route from LAX to the musuem when the slow final trip is made.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

How much did that cost my children and grand children in borrowed money? HUH?????


12 posted on 09/22/2012 2:53:06 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: EveningStar

Endeavour as it flies over Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

13 posted on 09/22/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; dragnet2
Heard about how they have to get rid of 300+ trees so I can imagine the environmentalist kooks will be livid over it

It wasn't the environmentalists but the residents of South LA who lost a lot of necessary mature shade trees.

The before and after pictures betray a now starkly barren neighborhood that people have to live with for one pass of the shuttle.

There is nowhere down there to plant 800 trees to replace the 400 removed much less expect shade from the little saplings anytime in a residents' lifespan.

It was not the final landing that should have been befitting the Endeavor.

14 posted on 09/22/2012 3:00:47 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: eartick
>>>How much did that cost my children and grand children in borrowed money? HUH?????<<<<<

How much is what going to cost your kids?

In this photo provided by NASA, space shuttle Endeavour and its 747 carrier aircraft soar over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during the final portion of its tour of California, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

15 posted on 09/22/2012 3:07:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Uncle Chip

In this image released by NASA, the Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft lands at Los Angeles International Airport, on September 21, 2012. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles (197,761,261.76kms). Beginning October 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion

16 posted on 09/22/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar
Endeavor seen from behind the Hollywood sign at a range of 10-15 miles. It's Roughly over the Hollywood Chick-Fil-A location, heading east at this point. Some photos have shown it going in the opposite direction, but this photo does show it headed East. [The Hollywood sign is roughly 75 feet below the tower on the other side of the mountain range.]


17 posted on 09/22/2012 3:12:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: EveningStar
Endeavor seen headed from Dodger stadium North East toward Eastern Glendale, located roughly over San Fernando road. Range: 7-10 miles


18 posted on 09/22/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: EveningStar

cool pics

sad, bittersweet and a BFD... as Joe Biden might say


19 posted on 09/22/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Uncle Chip

yes how many local eco ordinances did they violate?


20 posted on 09/22/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: EveningStar
Endeavor seen roughly overhead of Glendale High to Eagle Rock Plaza, headed east roughly between the 134 and Colorado Boulevard. Range: 3-5 miles


21 posted on 09/22/2012 3:18:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: dragnet2

cool pic, that flyover as it comes in for a landing


22 posted on 09/22/2012 3:19:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DoughtyOne

The Space Shuttle Endeavour conducts a flyover on the back of a 747 before making its final touchdown at the Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012. Endeavour will be moved to its permanent home at the California Science Center mid-October.

23 posted on 09/22/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Looks simple enough!

24 posted on 09/22/2012 3:20:28 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: EveningStar

25 posted on 09/22/2012 3:23:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cementjungle

Endeavour over the Golden Gate.

26 posted on 09/22/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

The space shuttle and the golden gate bridge. They both used to be a part of America.


27 posted on 09/22/2012 3:28:54 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: dragnet2

Wish I had been shooting from the sun side of the flight.

Just beautiful Dragnet2. Thanks for the post.


28 posted on 09/22/2012 3:30:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Nice, better than anything that actually shows the Hollyweird sign


29 posted on 09/22/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Endeavour over Venice Beach California

30 posted on 09/22/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Replanting and carring for your new trees in Southern California that were either removed or replanted to make way for the shuttle Endeavor.

I believe this is the subject that was being discussed?

When you have to transplant a tree, there is added cost to care and feed the tree. Or are the Southern California tree huggers just going to let the under brush grow up around them?


31 posted on 09/22/2012 3:38:50 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: GeronL

Endeavour over Griffith Park Observatory

32 posted on 09/22/2012 3:43:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: eartick
Replanting and carring for your new trees in Southern California that were either removed or replanted to make way for the shuttle Endeavor. I believe this is the subject that was being discussed?

California Science Center where the Endeavour will have its new home has pledged to replant with many more trees, as well as provide an arborist to give them a good start for the first couple of years

BTW, the title of the thread is "Shuttle Endeavour Hoisted Off Jumbo Jet for Road Trip to L.A. Museum"

It was certainly not about the trees which will be replaced.

Seems a bit odd seeing all these tree huggers appear...

33 posted on 09/22/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar
Mature Trees Cut Down To Allow Shuttle Endeavour To Travel On LA Streets

Who will speak for the trees?


34 posted on 09/22/2012 3:58:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: dragnet2; KevinDavis; SunkenCiv

They did not need that telescope today


35 posted on 09/22/2012 4:01:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dragnet2

Those are some neat pictures. Did you see it yourself?


36 posted on 09/22/2012 4:03:04 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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Absolutely. I would not have missed this for anything.

Bitter sweet, as I rather see it launching into orbit. But knowing it was being retired, never to be in the air again, I made sure I saw it.

37 posted on 09/22/2012 4:15:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: South40

My husband is in an air show in Salinas today and he saw this flyover their area.

Must be very cool to have seen.


38 posted on 09/22/2012 4:18:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: GeronL
The observatory grounds were packed too.

When it's transported though the streets to the California Science Center, I've heard there will be 300+ thousand on hand to watch this. I know I'll be there.

Lots of Aerospace interest here.

39 posted on 09/22/2012 4:22:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar

And Houston gets a wood replica of the shuttle.
That’s what you get for crossing the ONE.


40 posted on 09/22/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Beer30
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To: dragnet2

I would have have loved to have seen it. I guess Willow Creek was to far north for it’s route.


41 posted on 09/22/2012 4:26:45 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: EveningStar
Saw it as it flew over The Queen Mary. Unfortunately the cruise ship blocked the approach, but still an awesome sight.

It was flying low enough to clearly make out the tiles on the shuttle.

"American Exceptionalism"....are we still allowed to say that?

42 posted on 09/22/2012 4:35:18 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Beer30

Agree, that is a spectacular outrage. TX should have got the Enterprise, not NY.


43 posted on 09/22/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar
Someone standing next to me on board The Queen Mary was very moved......"I'm standing here on a piece of history watching another piece of history." he remarked.

What a great idea it was to have Endeavour fly over so many landmarks.

There were a lot of kids watching where I was. Who knows how many of them will be inspired to seek a career in space exploration.

44 posted on 09/22/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Uncle Chip
A group has been lined up to celebrate the life of sacrificed trees.


45 posted on 09/22/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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Wow...I thought you posted a spoof, until I kept watching...Scary stuff.


46 posted on 09/22/2012 4:55:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: EveningStar

Buckwheat is on a mission to destroy our space mission for the glory of his satanic caliphate. Every child who dreams of traveling to the stars should hate his guts.


47 posted on 09/22/2012 4:58:28 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: onedoug

ping


48 posted on 09/22/2012 5:00:15 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Daffynition
Wow -- I don't know whether to laugh or cry or ...

Let me go get a roll of dried tree pulp and think about it.

49 posted on 09/22/2012 5:02:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Churchillspirit

The space shuttle Endeavour and its 747 carrier aircraft soar off the California coast near Ventura as its heads to the Los Angeles area during the final portion of its tour of California Sept. 21. (NASA / Jim Ross)

50 posted on 09/22/2012 5:10:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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