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Space Shuttle Endeavor spotted in Los Angeles

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by sombunya, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. sombunya

    sombunya I Like To Watch

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    Quite a sight to behold:

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    Watching this masterpiece of engineering go by and hearing the crowds cheer, makes one proud to be an American.
    A once-in-a-lifetime experience.
     
  2. podwich

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    Cool to see it. Complete bummer of the state of our manned space program. I am glad private companies are starting to step up to the plate, though.
     

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    I wish I could have seen it, I only got to see one fly over once while it was being piggy-backed home.
     
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    What were they doing with it?
     
  5. Gallium

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    Car wash for a full detail and then down the road for oil change and tire rotation.
     
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    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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  7. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    i definitely feel privileged to have witnessed many launches from both my home in central FL and also along the coast. i recall as a middle schooler, bein at KSC the day before the Challenger accident- and seeing her explode from the basketball court at school the next day. it always brought a smile to be scared by the windows rattling to that ba-boom as the shuttle coasted home. i miss those flying bricks.

    my mom recalls feeling the earth shake in Orlando when the Saturn V's would lift off.

    we should hurry up and get Orion off the ground...
     
  8. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    LA ?

    They didn't bring it there to get those 'stagecoach' wheels put on it, did they ? ... :shocked:

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  9. robertoh

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    Freind of mine who worked on the Apollo and Space Shuttle both E-mailed me today that he thinks rather than put it in a Museum it should just be cut up for scrap,in fact he's E-mailed me a lot since Obama canceled the Shuttle and some of the E-mails concerened the thoughts of other people who worked on the Shuttle over the years and they are not to kind to the anointed one.
    My friend worked in Master Control in Houston almost 30 years and knows the top personal from all those years,and they all think America deserves better.
     
  10. BobInTX

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    It sucks that the Johnson Space Center in Houston didn't get one. Pure BS Politics.
     
  11. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Very nice.

    I have a few shots of the one at Dulles.
     
  12. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Cut it up ? Hellno !!!

    Obamao will pass.

    America needs to remember what it was capable of before the socialists stuck our faces in the mud .... :steamed:

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  13. Drjones

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    Could you share some of those thoughts from those who've worked on the shuttle? Genuinely curious to hear... Thanks!
     
  14. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    I worked on the shuttle program at Fairchild Republic. We built the tail fin and rudder.

    I did the instrumentation installation design for the tails, and the strain gage instrumentation and structural load calibration of the Columbia tail (Columbia was the engineering testbed)

    I also did the thermal testing of the carbon seals (like carbon brushes on a commutator) of the rudder fin joint. It had to keep re-entry plasma from getting inside, because the aluminum structure couldn't stand up to that heat.

    I am not happy to see the shuttles retired.

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    Here's what it looks like now.

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  18. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Someone on the radio brought up that as crummy as the LA streets are with potholes and sinkholes, it would be funny (in a gallows humor way) if it fell in a sinkhole on the way to the museum.

    Can survive going to space and back. Can survive getting carried to southern California. But LA killed it.


    I think they have this in mind though...I guess they're going to have it drive over metal plates or something to help distribute the weight.


    "I am the pothole King." --Villaraigosa
     
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    Wait, that can't be right! It's not up on blocks! :rofl: :rofl:
     
  20. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    I have an idea, we have a space program that even little kids are excited about. Gets them interested in space, they all wanna be astronauts..... Lets get rid of it - Barrack Obama