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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:27 PM

The last space shuttle made it's final flight today circling Los Angeles

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Reply The last space shuttle made it's final flight today circling Los Angeles (Original post)
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 OP
orpupilofnature57 Sep 2012 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #3
Trajan Sep 2012 #2
donqpublic Sep 2012 #4
Iwillnevergiveup Sep 2012 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #7
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #9
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2012 #10
ProfessionalLeftist Sep 2012 #8

Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. Our sense of national adventure, wealth and exploration

grounded . Cool vidies.

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Response to orpupilofnature57 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. Channel 5 just had great coverage....

....including some spectacular views from their traffic helicopter.

There were 10,000 people at Griffith Observatory watching the end of an era with lots of parents bringing their kids.

Lots of crying.

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-shuttle-endeavour-preps,0,131577.story

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 09:38 PM

2. This was a big day for me .... A bitter sweet day ....

My posting on FB:

I began my aerospace career in Downey, CA, working on the brand new Space Shuttles rolling off the assembly line in the early 80s. Today, the last of them to take flight, Space Shuttle Endeavor, SN: OV105, flies from Houston to California; It's final resting place. I am sure I speak for thousands upon tens of thousands of assemblers, technicians and engineers who worked on these awesome vehicles when I say : Thanks for your service, Endeavor ... You are a magnificent example of what human beings can do when they are dedicated to a noble cause .... I still have a few years to go yet before I get to retire ....

I was 24 years old then .... I am now in my mid fifties and still working at the same company (different division) ....

The fleet is retired .... The era of the 'Space Pickup Truck' is over ....

All respect to the memory of the 14 who were lost ....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 10:27 PM

4. Not since the Olympic Torch in 1984...

have I seen that many people stopped to watch something. That sure does make me feel like a kid. I can't wait to visit the Science Center.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:11 PM

5. Thanks for posting these, Spitfire

I missed the live event, but that first video gave me goosebumps. What a thrill and great that thousands of people witnessed it.

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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 02:37 AM

7. I saw it here in Anaheim. It circled Disneyland before flying towards LA.

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:27 PM

6. K&R! Off to The Greatest Page!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:53 PM

9. I'm adding more.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 07:55 PM

10. Thanks!

Then this deserves another kick! I'm on the East Coast, so this is as close as I'm going to get...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

8. highly recommend

Proud and sad day. Happy retirement, Endeavor!

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