Blogging 365, Day 9: My Views of Space Shuttle Endeavour

This entry could have just easily have been a Wordless Wednesday post but I decided that the images do require some describing.

What you will see is what I saw during the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight, transit, and display at her new home.

The first is this one taken as the shuttle rode piggyback over my place of employment back in September 2012.

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Next we see it on the ground in front of The Forum in transit from LAX (Click to enlarge – it’s a stitch of two images.)

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And finally, we see it on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
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But no matter how I saw her, she was always amazing to behold.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour in Inglewood

It was about three weeks ago when I wrote a post about the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s tour of southern California and until yesterday, it was stationed at LAX where it was waiting to be removed from the transport jet and onto another vehicle for its final destination: the California Science Center.

For its ground travel, locals were discouraged from gathering to see the shuttle because it needed plenty of room to travel. We were lead to believe that it wasn’t going to be a parade; this was serious business.

But the pictures on the local news pretty much told the story: nobody was going to let this historic moment pass them by and I was one of them. Once I saw it was in Inglewood this morning I rushed the family out the door, stopped for some donuts, and headed out to see what we could see.

And the following shows just that. Enjoy!

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So far I’ve seen it in the air and on the ground, and the family is looking forward to see it on display at the end of the month. It’s been an amazing trip and a lot of fun to watch.