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Shuttle Endeavour To LAX Mid-September  
User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9589 times:

The LA Times is reporting that Space Shuttle Endeavour will be arriving at LAX during mid-September. I can't find any other articles which nail down a desired arrival date. I know it's a little early but has anyone seen any other information out there as far as a target date?

I know they plan on transporting it from LAX to the museum on a Saturday.

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User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9584 times:

Its stopping over at EFD.

Tentative Schedule:
9/17 Depart KSC for Ellington (KEFD)
9/19 Depart Ellington for Edwards (KEDW)
9/21 Depart Edwards for Los Angeles (KLAX)

Comes from a thread at www.houstonspotters.net

[Edited 2012-07-13 14:47:11]


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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2984 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9384 times:

Well, that's going to be a good day to be at the Flight Path...

I'm exited to be able to see the Shuttle in person, however, I still think LA is not the best choice for it's retirement.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25370 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 9340 times:

The Shuttle will sit at LAX for 2-weeks at the UA hangars prior to move to the museum.

As far as an appropriate home, I think LA is very appropriate. The shuttle in essence is coming home to where it was built.
Also the California Science Center will be building a whole new building to house the shuttle in vertical profile. Very cool imo.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9226 times:
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Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 2):
I'm exited to be able to see the Shuttle in person, however, I still think LA is not the best choice for it's retirement.

Why? It was built here, the first shuttle mission landings (and sporadic other ones) were here (at EDW)....

TONS of aerospace history in the LA area, including the Shuttle.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Also the California Science Center will be building a whole new building to house the shuttle in vertical profile. Very cool imo.

Wow, that is really cool! Can't wait....



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User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7369 times:

Anyone have any further updates on this?

I just found this news story online: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/...ace-shuttle-endeavor-preparations/

Looks like still a September 20th arrival. I'm assuming an AM arrival just like Discovery made at IAD.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7265 times:
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Quoting michiganatc (Reply 5):
Anyone have any further updates on this?

More info here:

UA/LAX To Temporarily House Space Shuttle (by nzblue Aug 8 2012 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)



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User currently onlinenra-3b From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

ABC-7.com is reporting that NASA will be flying a T-38/F-18 pair over the Los Angeles area today to explore the possibility of doing an LA area flyover by the Shuttle Endeavour before landing at LAX. They are reportedly looking at a 1500 foot altitude for the event. No information on the exact flyover route yet. This would be pretty cool if it comes to pass.

cheers,
Bob


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8114 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7166 times:

I went to Cape Canaveral for the day (from London) to see the Atlantis launch and it was one of the most amazing things of my entire life. Would love to see this happen in LA, another intercontinental day trip looms...

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 2):
I still think LA is not the best choice for it's retirement.

I disagree - the Shuttles were built just outside LA (Palmdale), California is a major state for aerospace, probably the biggest in the country. JPL alone makes it thus. But also - one of the main criteria (which probably hurt Texas, who didn't get one) was accessibility to the public, and LA is the second-biggest city in the nation, and a major tourist destination.



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7153 times:

Quoting nra-3b (Reply 7):

I was just at LAX, they flew that pair over sometime around 1:30, they pretty much seemed to follow the 24R approach as it was visible from the famous In'n'out Burger. In fact I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about it.


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7114 times:
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Quoting Newark727 (Reply 9):
Quoting nra-3b (Reply 7):

I was just at LAX, they flew that pair over sometime around 1:30, they pretty much seemed to follow the 24R approach as it was visible from the famous In'n'out Burger. In fact I was wondering if anyone knew anything else about it.

Ah dammit, wish I had read this thread earlier! Would have been neat to see the T-38 and F-18!

With that said, the approach to LAX from the east basically is a flyover of 80+ miles of greater LA....

But would be cool to see it over downtown LA, or better yet, over the beach.



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User currently offlineboeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6598 times:

Someone please explain to me how they are planning on getting the shuttle in the building they have built to house the shuttle?????

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/boeing767mech/100_1402.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/boeing767mech/100_1403.jpg

These where taken last week at the California Museum of Science where the shuttle will be on display. This is the only wall will a large openning in it, the rest are next to other buildings or solid walls of steel with only standard people type doors.

Just wondering !!! Are they planning are taking the wings of the shuttle to move it



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6502 times:

Quoting boeing767mech (Reply 11):
Are they planning are taking the wings of the shuttle to move it

If they're spending so many millions of dollars to truck it whole through the streets of LA, they're not going to simply cut the wings off and rejoin them!



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6464 times:
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Quoting NZ107 (Reply 12):
If they're spending so many millions of dollars to truck it whole through the streets of LA, they're not going to simply cut the wings off and rejoin them!

Yep. They've had to cut down hundreds of trees along the path, and probably many lightpoles, telephone poles, traffic lights, etc....



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User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6215 times:

Anyone have the fly-by times? I know it's planning on landing 25R.

User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

25 R? What is the best spot for viewing that runway? The Proud bird? is there anywhere to get closer?

User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
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Quoting bonusonus (Reply 15):
25 R? What is the best spot for viewing that runway? The Proud bird? is there anywhere to get closer?

Imperial Hill:

http://goo.gl/maps/iuceK



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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5821 times:

Imperial hill is kind of far away for photographing arrivals on the 25s. You would need a long lens and a steady hand.

User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5781 times:
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Quoting bonusonus (Reply 17):
Imperial hill is kind of far away for photographing arrivals on the 25s.

  

Every single one of my 25R/L arrival shots in the database is taken from Imperial Hill.....

For a 747, 200mm will easily do it. In the middle of the day, you won't need a particularly steady hand - it's pretty bright.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5769 times:
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Quoting cedarjet (Reply 8):
California is a major state for aerospace, probably the biggest in the country. JPL alone makes it thus.

C-17 line is about to close. JPL doesn't having any major missions to follow MSL. Aerospace has fled CA....



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5740 times:

I want to catch it on short-finals for the 25s but the Proud Bird knows they're sitting on a gold mine and it doesn't look like they'll let you park there now, what's the best place to leave a car from about 11:30am to 1pm near Aviation Boulevard?

User currently offlineboilerla From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5705 times:

My company's 5 story parking garage is near the airport, about 2 miles away but on the north side (closer to In & Out). An approach from the east, especially at low altitude, should be good visibility but I fear I might be too far away.

I don't need to see it up close & personal--but will I be able to see anything? I'm kind of dreading trying to get on Imperial Hill, especially with the street closures.


User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5609 times:

Same question as Newark! Anyone have any idea?

User currently offlinetimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

Anyone know how to track the flight on flightaware? Flight # or code to do that?

User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21529 posts, RR: 59
Reply 24, posted (1 year 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5571 times:

Quoting timpdx (Reply 23):
Anyone know how to track the flight on flightaware? Flight # or code to do that?

Ditto. Coverage has been pathetic for this considering all the local news agencies talking about it. LA Times has a map of sites it will fly over, but OUT OF ORDER, unless it's going to go from JPL to LAX, then land, then take off again and buzz Disney... Thanks LA Times.



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25 Post contains images MadameConcorde : This is a really good map for those who are there. Hey paparazzi: There's a new diva coming to LA today. She goes by Endeavour and here's her flight p
26 Post contains links 71Zulu : Nice video here http://youtu.be/KVh_rsyoEHI
27 ikramerica : Well I decided to leave my house project and head to a JPL overlook to get a better view. It flew right overhead and then banked in front of us. Got s
28 Post contains links eksath : The era of the space shuttle ended a while back when their innards where ripped out and the point of no return was passed. This article explains the
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