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Shuttling space artifacts: booster parts bound for Endeavour exhibit
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-121216a-srb-delivery-endeavour-california.html

The pieces are coming together for the towering, launch-pad-like display of NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour.

Three large parts from two solid rocket boosters are now on a cross country road trip in preparation for the planned 2019 exhibit at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The components, two 7.5-foot-tall (2.3 meter) aft skirts that each sat at the base of a booster, and a 10-foot-tall (3 m) frustum that sat below the nose cap at the top, were loaded onto trucks at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Tuesday (Dec. 6) and are slated to arrive at the space agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in southern California later this week, on (or about) Thursday (Dec. 15).

There, the skirts and frustum will join other solid rocket motor segments delivered in August 2012. They will be held in storage until they are needed to assemble the vertical stack for the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center's new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center in Los Angeles' Exposition Park.

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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit gains two flight-worthy solid rocket boosters
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-011017a-shuttle-endeavour-boosters-donation.html

The space shuttle Endeavour exhibit at the California Science Center is getting a "boost" in the form of two very large, flight-worthy additions.

Orbital ATK and NASA are donating a pair of solid rocket boosters for the Los Angeles museum's vertical display of the retired orbiter. The two boosters, together with NASA's last existing built-for-flight external tank, will be mounted to Endeavour in the Science Center's new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, creating the world's only fully-authentic exhibit of a space shuttle in its launch configuration.


Photo: A pair of flight-worthy solid rocket boosters, like these two seen in 2010 for the last mission of the space shuttle Endeavour, are being donated by Orbital ATK and NASA to the California Science Center for Endeavour's vertical display. (NASA/Ben Cooper)

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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibit gains two flight-worthy solid rocket boosters


YES!!!  Great news.  Now I feel much better having these.
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We should sneak in at night and light the SRBs off (JK, I know they're inactive)
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Offline Bubbinski

I didn't realize there were flight worthy Shuttle SRB's left, I'd thought everything had been repurposed for SLS by now (i.e. steel cases). What were the showstoppers preventing that set of boosters plus ET-94 from being used for an STS-136? (Presumably with Endeavour?)

In any case I am going to LA and will pay another visit to Endeavour when this exhibit opens (2018? 2019?).
« Last Edit: 01/11/2017 03:33 AM by Bubbinski »
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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