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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #100 on: 10/17/2014 04:21 AM »
The arm, airlock, tunnel adapter and cameras are replicas built by Guard-Lee. (Endeavour's flown RMS, 201, which flew on STS-2 and 22 other missions, is on display in Canada.)
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #101 on: 10/18/2014 10:08 PM »
The payload bay doesnt really look like it will be in the configuration for STS-118, the SpaceHab Module is too far aft and the ICC structure on the bottom isnt in the ESP-3 configuration

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #102 on: 10/18/2014 10:12 PM »
aNd just to follow up, that looks like it is the ICC-VLD that flew on STS-127 and STS-132

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #103 on: 10/22/2014 02:11 PM »
Endeavour's payload bay doors are now closed.

Space shuttle doors shut after cargo loaded for launch-like display
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-102114a-space-shuttle-endeavour-go-for-payload.html

Three weeks after they were opened for the first time in three years, space shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay doors were closed on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to await the next phase of the retired NASA winged orbiter's museum display.

This photo gallery presents 25 images documenting the California Science Center's "Go for Payload" activities from door opening to the doors being shut.

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #105 on: 04/06/2015 09:51 PM »
New article:  http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/see-the-last-flight-of-space-shuttle-endeavour-in-all-i-1694098842


That video above is not new, it was provided by NASA way back in Sept 2012, and posted here at this thread:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=27986.msg958511#msg958511

Looks like AVHUB placed it's watermark on top of the NASA logo to boot!!
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #106 on: 11/03/2015 05:37 PM »
3 years ago on my way to my honeymoon with my new wife, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of Endeavour just after she had landed at LAX.  The pilot of my flight has my eternal gratitude for making the extra-long taxi run back to the gate just so that we could see Endeavour on the SCA.

Last week I finally got to visit her!  She's just as stunning up close, I can't wait to see the real exhibit when it's finally built.


I tried to make a super-res panorama just like I did with Atlantis, but the angles aren't quite as nice at the current display so it won't be quite as high-res, will post when I get it done.

edit: why do I always keep typing STA when I mean SCA?? oops :P
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #107 on: 11/03/2015 05:45 PM »
A couple closeups of tile damage from the last flight
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #108 on: 11/03/2015 05:46 PM »
I thought it was very cool that they looked like they were powering the cargo bay and cockpit lights through the ET connection points!
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #109 on: 11/03/2015 05:51 PM »
Spotting this boundary layer trip experiment tile got me started chatting with Jerry, one of many ex-NASA employees they had answering questions for guests.  It was an absolute honour to chat with him and hear his stories about working on the shuttle for 30+ years.

Then he showed me samples of the Nomex insulation, and then let me touch a FLOWN PIECE OF RCC FROM OV-103 (Disovery)!!!  I think I'm never washing that hand again.


Jerry, if you read this, THANK YOU.
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #110 on: 11/06/2015 04:53 AM »
A model showing the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center's updated design...as of October 11 (when I took these pics)

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #111 on: 01/29/2016 07:29 PM »
Endeavour, Ahoy!

Published on Jan 29, 2016
Bruce heads the California Science Center for this week's Random Space Fact about the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Starring Dr. Bruce Betts | Video by Merc Boyan | Music by Jim McKeever | Special thanks to the California Science Center | Additional footage from NASA

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