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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #80 on: 10/09/2014 11:24 PM »
Thanks for the awesome high resolution pictures, CS.

And TheFallen, great shots! Did they give any other details about the construction of her new home??

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #81 on: 10/09/2014 11:46 PM »
Thanks for the awesome high resolution pictures, CS.

And TheFallen, great shots! Did they give any other details about the construction of her new home??

Didn't read CollectSpace's article yet, but a press release I got states that the next phase, Go for Stack, begins in 2017 and will involve assembling the two SRBs and replica ET for Endeavour's vertical display. The release states that fuel tank ET-94 will be donated by Michoud to CSC around that time.

Go for Launch is the final phase where Endeavour is attached to her launch stack and positioned inside the new building.

On a not-so-unrelated topic, an F-117 Stealth Fighter will also go on display at the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Can't wait for that as well :)
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #82 on: 10/09/2014 11:50 PM »
Thanks for the awesome high resolution pictures, CS.  Did they give any other details about the construction of her new home?

I've posted a few more shots here, as well as a fact sheet about the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. And here's a video:



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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #83 on: 10/09/2014 11:54 PM »
The release states that fuel tank ET-94 will be donated by Michoud to CSC around that time.

Unless you have a different release, it is my understanding that it is not ET-94 in its entirety that is being donated but rather only the shuttle attach point hardware from that tank.

To attach Endeavour to the external tank requires massive structural pieces that NASA manufactured in New Orleans. Unfortunately, these pieces were destroyed on every mission since the external tank was not recovered and burned up during re-entry. Luckily, one un-flown external tank (ET-94) remains at the Michoud Assembly Facility and NASA was supportive in donating the hardware to us. In addition, we needed to find specialized bolts, nuts, and washers, some weighing up to 20 pounds.
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #84 on: 10/10/2014 01:54 AM »
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #85 on: 10/10/2014 08:01 PM »
followup article from the LA Times:

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-endeavour-lab-20141010-story.html

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None of the other shuttles on display have equipment in the cargo bay. Endeavour's final pose will also be unique: It will be the only one of the three retired shuttles that orbited the Earth —Endeavour, Atlantis and Discovery — to be posed with its nose pointing to the stars, just like when it flew into space.

The plan is for people to first watch a movie about Endeavour before the screen rises, allowing guests to see the shuttle vertically.

"Just like it's ready to launch," Rudolph said. Walking to the other side, people will be able to peek inside the craft.

"That payload bay door will be open, and you'll be able to look inside," he said, and get a view of the laboratory and storage pod, named Spacehab. Visitors will be able to walk underneath the massive engines.


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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #86 on: 10/10/2014 08:15 PM »
We need a "replica Jim" to go along with the Spachab on display since he worked the program! 8)
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #90 on: 10/13/2014 03:30 AM »
http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1410/09endeavour/#.VDtEY-fQ5hF

The additional new wiring to light up the cabin and cargo area is sigfinificant new news to me.  Thanks for the link.
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #91 on: 10/13/2014 04:12 PM »
Oh wow... I didn't know they took pieces from Discovery.

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #92 on: 10/13/2014 10:37 PM »
More hardware being installed tomorrow.

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #93 on: 10/14/2014 01:59 PM »
Wonder what they took from Discovery
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #94 on: 10/14/2014 03:46 PM »
From what I understand, the parts removed from Discovery's payload bay were attach points to support the payloads being installed in Endeavour's bay.

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #95 on: 10/14/2014 07:05 PM »
That's a good use of parts. They were just gathering dust on Discovery.
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #97 on: 10/16/2014 05:57 PM »
Endeavour now has her Canadarm! (The installation of the replica cargo bay cameras come next)

https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaScienceCenter/photos_stream
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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #98 on: 10/16/2014 07:04 PM »
Wasn't that arm only flown on STS-2?

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Re: Endeavour @ California Science Center
« Reply #99 on: 10/17/2014 01:01 AM »
I have no clue. I thought this arm was a replica... The caption linked to below seems to provide an early history of the robotic arm itself as opposed to mentioning the origin of the one that will actually be in Endeavour's bay

https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaScienceCenter/photos/a.96053644637.109056.46092059637/10153260560824638/?type=1&theater

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