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Discovery Space Shuttle Flies Over South Georgia

Discovery Space Shuttle Flies Over South Georgia
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We received information this AM by email that the space shuttle would be flying over the county where I teach around 12:30 to 1:00 PM. The school was allowed to go outside and watch and listen. We believe that we saw an escort plane and the shuttle. We also heard the sonic boom.

Space Shuttle Endeavour
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

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Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

Space Shuttle Endeavor – Streets of Los Angeles 10/13/12
Space Shuttle

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The Space Shuttle Endeavor makes the slow trek from LAX to the California Science Center. @ Crenshaw & 67th

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Move (201210120015HQ)

Space Shuttle Endeavour Move (201210120015HQ)
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This aerial view from the Goodyear blimp shows the California route 405 freeway in the Los Angeles area with the space shuttle Endeavour next to the Randy’s Donuts landmark in Inglewood, Calif., Friday, Oct. 12, 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. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the CSC’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Last Flight
Space Shuttle

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On Friday 9/21/2012 was the last flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour on its way to Los Angeles.

During this flight the Shuttle also toured the San Francisco Bay Area and these pictures were taken from Slackers Ridge high above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Marin Headlands.

Space Shuttle on to the Intrepid
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Moving the Space Shuttle Enterprise on to the USS Intrepid Moving the Space Shuttle Enterprise on to the USS Intrepid. The barge docked next to the Intrepid

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Toyota Tundra pulls the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Toyota Tundra pulls the Space Shuttle Endeavour
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Image by Toyota UK
Mission accomplished! A Toyota Tundra pickup has successfully towed the US space shuttle Endeavour for part of its epic 12-mile journey through the streets of Los Angeles.

To read the full story, visit the Toyota UK blog here

Toyota Tundra pulls the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Space Shuttle

Image by Toyota UK
Mission accomplished! A Toyota Tundra pickup has successfully towed the US space shuttle Endeavour for part of its epic 12-mile journey through the streets of Los Angeles.

To read the full story, visit the Toyota UK blog here

2012 04 17 – 3133 – Washington DC – Space Shuttle Discovery
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The Space Shuttle Discovery’s final flight: a journey over DC on 17 April 2012, part of the retirement of the Shuttle program which entails DC receiving Discovery and our current Enterprise (a prototype which never flew into space) to be transferred to NYC in a couple months.

It was EPIC. I’ve never seen so many people on the rooftops of DC. I managed to fall as I sprinted from the east to west side of the Washington Monument, but did a perfect roll and came up kneeling & shooting photos… I felt very deft, other than the tripping in the first place.

Also, if NASA equipped that fighter pilot with a camera I will send them a paycheck.

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NASM Udvar-Hazy Center: Space Shuttle Enterprise

NASM Udvar-Hazy Center: Space Shuttle Enterprise
Space Shuttle

Image by pmarkham
I had an opportunity to visit the National Air and Space Museum Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport this past week. One of the objects on display is the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Enterprise was never used in spaceflight, but it was used in approach and landing tests during the testing of the Space Shuttle systems. The Enterprise had no propulsion systems of its own and the thermal tiles were dummies. It was, however, full scale and extensively used as a test article. In addition, after the Columbia accident, pieces of it were used as part of the analysis by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

The thing that impressed me the most was just how BIG it was. I knew that the length and wing span of the shuttles was about the size of a DC-9, but this is so much taller and so much bigger around. It easily dwarfs a DC-9.

Challenger Space Shuttle Memorial, Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles
Space Shuttle

Image by LA Wad
A memorial stands in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo section for the astronauts who died in the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster in 1986.

The promenade of the Weller Court was named for one of the astronauts, Ellison Onizuka. His image and biography are on the base of the Challenger replica. The names of his fellow crew members are visible on the other plaque.

The buildings seen in the background are the Kyoto Grand (formerly New Otani) Hotel, and behind it is the Thom Mayne-designed Caltrans headquarters building.

Display case inside Space Shuttle Cafe
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www.spaceshuttlecafe.com
Memorabilia and collectibles pertaining to the space shuttle.

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