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Sunday, October 14, 2012

What a Day!

It was an exciting weekend for people in LA when the shuttle “Endeavour” did its very last journey to the California Science Center where it will be on display for thousands to come. Many brave men have been on the trip into space with “Endeavour”. The 85t orbiter has made the trip 25 times. It was`time for a well-deserved retirement. The last journey has taken 3 days. Rolling through LA streets was not any easy task. About 400 trees had to be cut and hundreds of power lines had to be taken down. UNITED STATES it says on the side of the shuttle. A name there is reason to be proud of. No other country has ever undertaken a similar venture.

Hundreds of thousands have been lining the streets for “Endeavour’s” parade. Probably millions of pictures have been taken while the transport was guided around trees, light poles and house corners. The sheer dimensions of the logistics involved seem to be mind boggling.

Being an RVer to the South West I hope that we will be able to make the trip into LA one day to have a look-see at the shuttle.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour does a flyby of Los Angeles International Airport on the back of a 747 before making flybys at other locations in Los Angeles,  September 21, 2012. REUTERS-Jason Redmond



















Space Shuttle Endeavour makes a right turn onto Manchester Avenue while being moved from Los Angeles International Airport to its retirement home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2012. REUTERS-Jonathan Alcorn

Crowds of people watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is transported on Manchester Avenue while being moved from Los Angeles International Airport to its retirement home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, California October 12, 2012. REUTERS-Jonathan Alcorn

4 comments:

  1. I think the only way we will get into LA to see the shuttle is if they first have a big fire drill & exit all the people & traffic out of the city first...:))

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    1. Don't have to take your RV in to town, Al! :-))

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  2. I'm definitely planning on taking a trip into LA to see the Endeavor, it's right at the top of my list this year.

    Thanks for the reminder and the awesome pics too!

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