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The California Science Center had plans to get a shuttle displayed there a year before Endeavour even launched on her first flight. That's dedication for ya

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-shuttle-museum-20120923,0,4558839.story

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« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2012 10:03 PM »

The link below has a Los Angeles Times animation of how the shuttle transporter will work, particularly noting the three types of turning maneuvers, along with details of the route and the latest on viewing locations.

The last viewing location is good because you can take the Expo line (light rail), to the USC stop and walk the last bit. Bikes are allowed on the trains.

"The final chance to see the shuttle will be along Bill Robertson Lane as it approaches the California Science Center in Exposition Park about 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles police said four parking lots between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Avenue would be available for public viewing but encouraged people to take the Metro and arrive early." - LA Times

http://lat.ms/RgrHyj

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« Reply #2 on: 10/10/2012 11:16 PM »

The link below has a Los Angeles Times animation of how the shuttle transporter will work, particularly noting the three types of turning maneuvers, along with details of the route and the latest on viewing locations.

The last viewing location is good because you can take the Expo line (light rail), to the USC stop and walk the last bit. Bikes are allowed on the trains.

"The final chance to see the shuttle will be along Bill Robertson Lane as it approaches the California Science Center in Exposition Park about 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles police said four parking lots between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Avenue would be available for public viewing but encouraged people to take the Metro and arrive early." - LA Times

http://lat.ms/RgrHyj


I plan to view it at this (at one time little published spot) now announced to everyone on this article, early Thursday before the crunch.

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After rolling down Northside and Westchester parkways, the shuttle will come to a stop in a parking lot on La Tijera Parkway about 4 a.m., where it will wait about nine hours as crews widen its computerized transporters and work on power lines farther along the route.

Large crowds are expected to turn out to see the shuttle at the spot, and Los Angeles police will have extra personnel on hand to guard the spacecraft.
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What the organizers should do is get together with the police to assemble the crowds in a line, to walk past and view it a acceptable distance, rather than a large unorganized crowd standing behind police lines and pushing for viewing..

Oh well, I see what happens.
« Last Edit: 10/10/2012 11:17 PM by catdlr »
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« Reply #3 on: 10/10/2012 11:17 PM »
Designated viewing areas for when Endeavour is traveling through Inglewood:

http://www.cityofinglewood.org/pdfs/admin/endeavourfridayschedule.pdf

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« Reply #4 on: 10/10/2012 11:22 PM »
Designated viewing areas for when Endeavour is traveling through Inglewood:

http://www.cityofinglewood.org/pdfs/admin/endeavourfridayschedule.pdf

Spot #2 is near the Famous Randy's Dounts Sign.  That would be a great picture of the two.
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« Reply #5 on: 10/11/2012 01:34 AM »
Designated viewing areas for when Endeavour is traveling through Inglewood:

http://www.cityofinglewood.org/pdfs/admin/endeavourfridayschedule.pdf

Thanks!  Good to see the City of Inglewood has a plan for pedestrian viewing.  Hopefully the LAPD will cook up something similar for folks.

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« Reply #6 on: 10/11/2012 07:06 AM »
Additional viewing areas for Saturday morning:
http://www.cityofinglewood.org/pdfs/admin/endeavoursatviewinginformation.pdf

And press release info for the program at the Forum:
http://www.cityofinglewood.org/pdfs/admin/endeavourpressrelease.pdf

Recognizing these aren't likely to be available on the city site forever, I uploaded them as attachments so that they will be ;)
Moderators: please delete attachments if necessary.  (All documents from: http://www.cityofinglewood.org/default.asp)
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« Reply #7 on: 10/11/2012 05:43 PM »
Here is another LA Times article and Video on the specifics of how the Shuttle land carrier will maneuver around the tight streets.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-1011-shuttle-drive-20121011,0,3635485.story

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« Reply #8 on: 10/11/2012 07:49 PM »
Saw a nice piece on Endeavour today via CNN and how it is going to be towed by a Toyota Tundra (can you say TV commercial? ;D

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/topvideos/2012/10/10/pkg-zarrella-endeavour-excitement.cnn?eref=edition
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« Reply #9 on: 10/12/2012 02:02 AM »
Saw a nice piece on Endeavour today via CNN and how it is going to be towed by a Toyota Tundra (can you say TV commercial? ;D

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/topvideos/2012/10/10/pkg-zarrella-endeavour-excitement.cnn?eref=edition


That was fun to watch.  The CA-DOT prohibits the use of the that type of overland transporter from driving across the freeway bride, thus necessitating the use of an alternate means (i.e., the Toyota Truck).  But never the less, it's a promotional gimmick. Toyota is a significant source of contributions to the California Science Center.

Rain is in the forecast for late tonight and into early hours Friday morning.  The start of movement from the United hanger starts at 11 p.m. and onto the public streets at 2 a.m.  I'm hoping it won't being delays or issues.
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« Reply #10 on: 10/12/2012 03:50 AM »
The following is a detailed schedule of Endeavour’s trip from LAX to its permanent space at the Science Center:

— Leave United Hangar Thursday, Oct. 11      11:30 p.m.
— United Hangar to Twy E17        Oct. 12      12:30 a.m.
— Service Road to LAX Gate S1A                   2:00 a.m.
— Northside Pkwy. to Lincoln Blvd.                2:30 a.m.
— S. McConnell Ave. to La Tijera Blvd.           3:30 a.m.
— La Tijera Blvd. to Drollinger Parking Lot.     4:15 a.m.

Switch Transporters from Narrow Configuration to Wide Configuration Exit Drollinger Parking Lot at 1:30 p.m.

— Sepulveda Eastway to Manchester Blvd.      2:00 p.m.
— Manchester Blvd. to Osage Ave.                 2:45 p.m.
— Osage Ave. to S. Glasgow Ave.                  3:15 p.m.
— S. Glasgow Ave to La Cienega Blvd.            4:15 p.m.

Set Orbiter to Dollies from                            4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cross Manchester Bridge from                       10:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Set Forward End of Orbiter to SPMT’s from      10:15 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.


Set Aft End of Orbiter to SPMT’s from             12:05 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

(Saturday, Oct. 13)
— S. Ash Ave. to Inglewood Ave.                   1:30 a.m.
— Grevillea Ave. to East Hillcrest Blvd.           8:00 a.m.
— East Hillcrest Blvd. to South Prairie Ave.      9:00 a.m.
— South Prairie Ave. to Crenshaw Dr.             10:00 a.m.
— Crenshaw Dr. to Crenshaw Blvd.                11:00 a.m.
— Crenshaw Blvd. to W. 79th St.                  11:30 a.m.
— W. 79th St. to West Florence Ave.              2:00 p.m.
— W. Florence Ave. to W. Slauson Ave.          12:45 p.m.
— W. Slauson Ave. to W. Vernon Ave.             1:30 p.m.
— W. Vernon Ave. to MLK                              2:00 p.m.

Switch Transporters from Wide Configuration to Narrow Configuration from                                 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

— MLK to Olmsted Ave.                                 5:00 p.m.
— Olmsted Ave. to 4th Ave.                           5:45 p.m.
— 4th Ave. to Western Ave.                           7:15 p.m.
— Western Ave. to S. Normandie Ave.             8:00 p.m.
— S. Normandie Ave. to Bill Robertson Ln.       8:30 p.m.
— Bill Robertson Ln. to CSC Pavilion Ramp       9:00 p.m.

(source KCAL 9 TV)
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« Reply #11 on: 10/12/2012 06:21 AM »
Doors of the United Hanger are now opening up to bring out Endeavour.  There will be some local TV News coverage of the move starting at 4:00 a.m. (local time  PDT).  Also, rain has cleared out of the area.
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« Reply #12 on: 10/12/2012 07:09 AM »
There must be somewhere I can watch live tv of the whole thing?
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« Reply #13 on: 10/12/2012 07:36 AM »
Split this off for a dedicated thread. Must be some streams etc.

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« Reply #14 on: 10/12/2012 08:13 AM »
This is ridiculous. Why are NASA TV not covering this? Opportunity missed! Lets watch a load of video files instead.  Grrrrrrrrr.
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« Reply #15 on: 10/12/2012 08:37 AM »
This is ridiculous. Why are NASA TV not covering this? Opportunity missed! Lets watch a load of video files instead.  Grrrrrrrrr.

They'd need about 20 cameras, remote OB and all that jazz to stand a chance of covering it.

Best hope was always going to be local stations, but none of them seem to give a crap at the moment. I'm sure when a tree protester turns up, we'll get something. ;)

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« Reply #16 on: 10/12/2012 09:02 AM »
Nothing like a crap advertising stunt to demean her further.


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« Reply #18 on: 10/12/2012 09:10 AM »
I used to think Twitter was a pile of nonsense. But it really does come in useful for times like this.

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« Reply #19 on: 10/12/2012 09:10 AM »
Five Space Shuttle Endeavour Disaster Scenarios
http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/10/five_space_shuttle_endeavour_disaster_scenarios.php

5. The Collapse of the Manchester Boulevard Bridge
4. Shuttlemaggeddon on the 405
3. Riots
2. Giant Sinkhole
1. Terrorist Hijacking and Global Genocide

btw, no local LA station is currently covering. Can't see any livefeeds for this (still looking tho), which would've been nice since the perimeter is so wide around Endeavour.

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