Locations that Endeavour/NASA 905 will fly over:- Ames Research Center, CA (9/20)
Locations that Endeavour/NASA 905 will fly over:[...]- Dryden Flight Research Center, CA (9/19)[...]
I wonder if NASA JPL will be one of the places that Endeavour flies over once it reaches SoCal?
Quote from: TheFallen on 09/08/2012 01:09 AMI wonder if NASA JPL will be one of the places that Endeavour flies over once it reaches SoCal? The collectspace article (http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-090712a.html) specifically mentions the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood sign, and JPL as well as "other LA landmarks" (I've heard Disneyland mentioned) as flyover locations.Local radio (KNX) also mentioned a low pass over LAX prior to landing, similar to the Dulles arrival for Discovery.Incidentally, when the NASA jets did their photo mission a couple weeks ago, I believe they flew some segments at 3000', which would provide appropriate terrain clearance around JPL.
If the 11AM landing time holds...
Thanks for everyone's input on locations - but I am still confused on where the best spot is likely to be. I've seen Imperial Hill, the In-N-Out, Proud Birds, etc.. being mentioned. What is the consensus on the most unobstructed, accessible location?
Anyone care to take a guess on what the crowds will be like at any of these locations? I am willing to come the night before or early AM to stake out a spot and meet up with others.
Plan on bringing the DSLR and HD camcorder. I'm torn on what lens would be best for the distances expected from the runway and hanger. I'm thinking either a 28-300mm or 100-400mm, but not sure if 400mm is overkill or not. Any opinions?
I'm curious though, looking at Google Earth the Proud Bird is at the eastern end of runway 25R/L - which direction is the SCA expected to land from? The east or the west?
Quote from: TheFallen on 09/07/2012 08:40 PMLocations that Endeavour/NASA 905 will fly over:- Ames Research Center, CA (9/20)Any Ames locals know if there will be an open-to-the-public event around this? It'll be easier to justify pulling my kid out of school if it is more than "Hey, look up at the sky, there's the space shuttle".