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Figured I'd go ahead and get this started so as not to tie up the processing threads.  Max-Q is offering apparel in our shop to commemorate the event for anyone who is interested :)

Patches are available as well (PM me).

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #1 on: 02/22/2012 02:44 PM »
Has anyone been able to find the proposed route that OV-105 will take when being transported from LAX to the California Science Center?  As I'm in Ontario every week working, I'm thinking seriously about getting to a spot along this route and seeing her pass by.

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #2 on: 02/22/2012 02:49 PM »
Figured I'd go ahead and get this started so as not to tie up the processing threads.  Max-Q is offering apparel in our shop to commemorate the event for anyone who is interested :)

Patches are available as well (PM me).

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Any significance to the number, arrangement and colors of the stars on the patch that someone might be able to enlighten us?

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #3 on: 02/22/2012 03:30 PM »
Not sure about the color, but there are 25 stars for 25 flights.

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #4 on: 02/22/2012 05:07 PM »
Has anyone been able to find the proposed route that OV-105 will take when being transported from LAX to the California Science Center?  As I'm in Ontario every week working, I'm thinking seriously about getting to a spot along this route and seeing her pass by.

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According to officials, the preliminary route envisions the shuttle crossing over the 405 Freeway, traveling through Inglewood on Manchester Boulevard, and then approaching the museum via Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards.

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http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/12/local/la-me-endeavour-20111012

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #5 on: 02/23/2012 03:29 PM »
Here's the embroidered version of the patch.  As for the symbolism, here's the description -

"Trailing twenty-five stars representing twenty-five spaceflights, space shuttle Endeavour overflies the red, white and blue United States of America into a historic sunset, signifying her final flight and journey toward the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. The Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station remain in her wake as long-term reminders of Endeavourís landmark achievements in space.

A golden ribbon surrounds the vehicle, illuminated by the setting sun and representing her transit from one sunny U.S. coast to another; from the Sunshine State to the Golden State. Her name, as well as those of her
two homes (Kennedy Space Center and the California Science Center) adorn the top and bottom of the banner, while her dates of service and number of flights round out the ribbon.

Just as the ribbon does, Endeavourís life now comes full circle. Born in California, she now makes her triumphant homecoming to begin a new career of inspiration for the next generation of explorers."
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #6 on: 04/17/2012 11:00 PM »
Is the route from KSC to LAX known at this point? If weather is not an issue, will it be a direct flight considering the lower weight as a result of T&R ?

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #7 on: 04/17/2012 11:48 PM »
Likely as with the Discovery flight, the route will not be published for security reasons.
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #8 on: 04/18/2012 12:14 AM »
Oh ok. Thanks. I thought I read somewhere on here that the reason for the secrecy re Discovery was because of the DC airspace.

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #9 on: 04/18/2012 11:41 AM »
Does anyone know the KSC departure date?
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #10 on: 04/18/2012 11:55 AM »
Does anyone know the KSC departure date?
Target date is mid-September.
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #11 on: 04/18/2012 01:54 PM »
Are they planning the same type of KSC flyovers that they did with Discovery?

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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #12 on: 04/18/2012 04:09 PM »
Tempted to save up and merge a business trip to LA with the viewing of Endeavour's arrival. Rather expensive mistake for me if they reschedule though!

How confident is September? Or is it just impossible to tell at this stage?
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #13 on: 04/18/2012 06:48 PM »
Tempted to save up and merge a business trip to LA with the viewing of Endeavour's arrival. Rather expensive mistake for me if they reschedule though!

How confident is September? Or is it just impossible to tell at this stage?

I've read either September or October.  I would not place reservation and/or bets yet on a specific date this far in advance.  I would encourage you to keep posted to this web site for further information:

http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/AirAndSpace/endeavour/endeavour.php
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Re: OV-105 Final Flight: Viewing (Going to Los Angeles)
« Reply #14 on: 04/19/2012 05:47 PM »
Will there be any stops along the way?   

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