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(LA Times)   NASA officials now choreographing final 12 mile trip of Space Shuttle Endeavor through Inglewood to Los Angeles, still looking for a route which will get as few bullet holes pumped into it along the way as possible   (latimes.com) divider line 112
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2012-09-17 11:36:55 AM
And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.
 
2012-09-17 12:35:50 PM
Probably be tagged like a New York subway car by the time it gets there
 
2012-09-17 12:46:03 PM
Inglewood always up to no good.
 
2012-09-17 12:46:24 PM
Born and raised in Inglewood.

Don't be surprised if the pilot gets shuttle-jacked.
 
2012-09-17 12:48:05 PM
This is a total ripoff. All of the Shuttles should have gone to Houston because I live in an exurb of Houston!
 
2012-09-17 12:48:49 PM
Someone's jacking the shuttle and putting rims on it.
 
2012-09-17 12:49:24 PM

through Inglewood


Move outta the sticks, fellas.

*drives away in NSX*
 
2012-09-17 12:50:09 PM
Considering the speed at which it is designed to go, I am sure it can take a quite a few bullets.
 
2012-09-17 12:51:17 PM
For at least part of the journey, the Endeavor will be towed by a Toyota Tundra.

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2012-09-17 12:51:38 PM
As a young, white male, I have walked almost a mile down Inglewood on the border of Compton and I didn't even get shot at once. I had to get to the In-N-Out burger.

Maybe I wouldn't do the same thing after dark...

/CSB
 
2012-09-17 12:52:08 PM
Divert it to Boeing field, problem solved.
 
2012-09-17 12:52:44 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: through Inglewood


Move outta the sticks, fellas.

*drives away in NSX*


I was hoping somebody would send the Wolf.
 
2012-09-17 12:53:32 PM
Jeeez, NASA. You do it like a sofa... turn it on it's side.

Do rocket scientists never need to move these days?
 
2012-09-17 12:53:48 PM
still looking for a route which will get as few bullet holes pumped into it along the way as possible

Which is a complete waste of time because it will get plenty of them once it gets to its new home.
 
2012-09-17 12:53:49 PM
I hope the choreography is performed in proper synchronization to the music. I'm particularly looking forward to the pirouette and dip at the 23rd intersection.
 
2012-09-17 12:53:52 PM

Walker: And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.


None of the trees being talked about require 100-200 years to mature. Plus, as long as the trees being cut down are being used for something that keeps them in their current state, it's a positive environmental event, since young trees sequester more carbon and produce more net o2. Plus, many of the older trees around LA have root systems that destroy streets and sidewalks. It's only in more recent decades that care has been taken to plant trees that do not destroy infrastructure. This type of removal is eventually necessary if it is one of those trees, and every time it happens people cry about it, despite necessity dictating it must happen.
 
2012-09-17 12:53:54 PM

X-Illuminati: As a young, white male, I have walked almost a mile down Inglewood on the border of Compton and I didn't even get shot at once. I had to get to the In-N-Out burger.

Maybe I wouldn't do the same thing after dark...

/CSB


Those fries are damn good.
 
2012-09-17 12:54:05 PM

Sybarite: Inglewood always up to no good.


Came here for this.
 
2012-09-17 12:54:14 PM
Have Sully land that sucker on the spot you need it.
 
2012-09-17 12:54:25 PM
NASA officials now choreographing final 12 mile trip of Space Shuttle Endeavor through Inglewood

Move out of the sticks, gentlemen.
 
2012-09-17 12:55:22 PM
 
2012-09-17 12:56:38 PM

probesport


I was hoping somebody would send the Wolf.


You feel better now, motherf****r?


:-)
 
2012-09-17 12:57:15 PM

Walker: And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.


Human progress is a terrible thing. Help fight it by not reproducing.
 
2012-09-17 12:57:22 PM
Good luck with that.
 
2012-09-17 12:58:51 PM

bhcompy: Walker: And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.

None of the trees being talked about require 100-200 years to mature. Plus, as long as the trees being cut down are being used for something that keeps them in their current state, it's a positive environmental event, since young trees sequester more carbon and produce more net o2. Plus, many of the older trees around LA have root systems that destroy streets and sidewalks. It's only in more recent decades that care has been taken to plant trees that do not destroy infrastructure. This type of removal is eventually necessary if it is one of those trees, and every time it happens people cry about it, despite necessity dictating it must happen.


Plus..it just FARKING TREES!
/damn tree-hugging hippies
 
2012-09-17 12:59:52 PM

X-Illuminati: As a young, white male, I have walked almost a mile down Inglewood on the border of Compton and I didn't even get shot at once. I had to get to the In-N-Out burger.

Maybe I wouldn't do the same thing after dark...

/CSB


I like In-N-Out too but I wouldn't go anywhere near Compton even for a free BJ.
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Their deep dish pizzas are fantastic.
 
2012-09-17 01:00:17 PM
Plus this guy on a bike named C.J. who keeps shouting "gimmie dem ducats!"
 
2012-09-17 01:01:10 PM
They could park it in The Forum parking lot as an attraction. Right next the the Hollywood Park race track and casino.
 
2012-09-17 01:03:52 PM

Walker: And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.


This has been pointed out, but seriously man...just how slowly do you think most trees grow?
 
2012-09-17 01:05:52 PM
Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?
 
2012-09-17 01:10:20 PM

Walker: And only 400 trees will have to be chopped down. It's not like LA is covered in trees either. But don't worry, they will plant baby trees to replace them, which you can get shade under if you are still around in 100-200 years. Odd that the space shuttles that were given to New York and DC didn't require even one tree to be chopped down. Hey L.A., maybe you should have put the shuttle somewhere easier it could get to. But that's just me, a sane person talking. I know we are rare these days.


I take it you have never been in and around L.A., LAX, or the Exposition Park area where the shuttle is headed have you?
 
2012-09-17 01:11:08 PM

AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?


Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?
 
2012-09-17 01:12:54 PM
Ya'll wanna see a dead body...
 
2012-09-17 01:15:18 PM

OscarTamerz: X-Illuminati: As a young, white male, I have walked almost a mile down Inglewood on the border of Compton and I didn't even get shot at once. I had to get to the In-N-Out burger.

Maybe I wouldn't do the same thing after dark...

/CSB

I like In-N-Out too but I wouldn't go anywhere near Compton even for a free BJ..


Bludso's BBQ and Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken finds me in Compton, occasionally - never had a problem. Just show some respect, like everywhere else, have some common sense and don't be an *ss-hat.
 
2012-09-17 01:15:45 PM
A friend of mine drives through Inglewood on his way to work. He says there and Compton are a lot better than they used to be, but you still need to be smart at night.

/ CSB
 
2012-09-17 01:18:35 PM
NASA Style?
 
2012-09-17 01:18:53 PM

probesport: I was hoping somebody would send the Wolf.


Yes, what do you want?

If a viewpoint, then: While the concept of NASA, space exploration, and technological advancement is all well and good, while our nation is fourteen trillion dollars in debt, we ought to reduce such a pricey endeavor to a minimus of requisite funding, for satellite maintenance and deploying. With the money saved, we could possibly invest in infrastructure projects which would provide jobs and literally pave the way for current businesses to thrive.
 
2012-09-17 01:19:31 PM
You know who else lives there?

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-17 01:20:13 PM
Don't stop at any red lights.
 
2012-09-17 01:20:31 PM

G.I.R.B.: AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?

Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?


Never mind.

Shuttle (with engines) roughly 171.000 pounds.

Max lift on a Mil 10 is around 35.000 pounds.

Factor in safety cushion and you're looking at 6 choppers.

/5 without engines in shuttle
 
2012-09-17 01:21:12 PM
They could get Al Cowlings to ride along...
 
2012-09-17 01:23:38 PM

G.I.R.B.: G.I.R.B.: AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?

Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?

Never mind.

Shuttle (with engines) roughly 171.000 pounds.

Max lift on a Mil 10 is around 35.000 pounds.

Factor in safety cushion and you're looking at 6 choppers.

/5 without engines in shuttle


My friend, where is your imagination?

Options abound! They could: strap it to a (proposed) magLev train, use (classified) helicopters from a military aircraft test site like Area 51, affix it to several hovercraft, finally invent a way to shrink things, or shimmy it outside of town and build a new launch site.
 
2012-09-17 01:28:06 PM

Skywolf Philosopher: G.I.R.B.: G.I.R.B.: AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?

Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?

Never mind.

Shuttle (with engines) roughly 171.000 pounds.

Max lift on a Mil 10 is around 35.000 pounds.

Factor in safety cushion and you're looking at 6 choppers.

/5 without engines in shuttle

My friend, where is your imagination?

Options abound! They could: strap it to a (proposed) magLev train, use (classified) helicopters from a military aircraft test site like Area 51, affix it to several hovercraft, finally invent a way to shrink things, or shimmy it outside of town and build a new launch site.


You forgot: build a giant zeppelin to lift the thing. After which the zeppelin would be sold as government surplus, leading it to falling into the hands of an evil international crime syndicate.
 
2012-09-17 01:31:15 PM
Yes, b/c Exposition Park is SOOOOO much safer than Inglewood or Compton.
 
2012-09-17 01:31:46 PM

G.I.R.B.: G.I.R.B.: AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?

Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?

Never mind.

Shuttle (with engines) roughly 171.000 pounds.

Max lift on a Mil 10 is around 35.000 pounds.

Factor in safety cushion and you're looking at 6 choppers.

/5 without engines in shuttle


I know they're NASA, and must've thought about all other options, but I find it hard to believe that breaking it apart into into 5-6 pieces then reassembling it on-site would have been more difficult and expensive than this.
 
2012-09-17 01:34:01 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

This guy is going to make it all right. Put some huge thumpers in the exhaust ports, turn the cargo bay into a hot tub with huge fold-out video screens on the doors, and 32" rims on the landing gear.
 
2012-09-17 01:35:22 PM

AllUpInYa: G.I.R.B.: G.I.R.B.: AllUpInYa: Why wouldn't they get some helicopters and airlift the thing?

Good question.....

How much does a shuttle mass anyway?

Never mind.

Shuttle (with engines) roughly 171.000 pounds.

Max lift on a Mil 10 is around 35.000 pounds.

Factor in safety cushion and you're looking at 6 choppers.

/5 without engines in shuttle

I know they're NASA, and must've thought about all other options, but I find it hard to believe that breaking it apart into into 5-6 pieces then reassembling it on-site would have been more difficult and expensive than this.


You do? Really?

There are over a million individual parts and when they were put together the first time (which took about a year and half by the way) they were never meant to come apart.

It's not that hard really. Cut down or move some trees, raise some power lines, close the streets for half a day. It's not exactly common but it's not like they need to bring it back again.
 
2012-09-17 01:35:49 PM

Boudica's War Tampon: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 500x333]

This guy is going to make it all right. Put some huge thumpers in the exhaust ports, turn the cargo bay into a hot tub with huge fold-out video screens on the doors, and 32" rims on the landing gear.


4.bp.blogspot.com

Also add whistle tips
 
2012-09-17 01:39:25 PM
Endeavor to persevere.
 
2012-09-17 01:40:55 PM
Because dead Shuttle storage is not my business!

/I cannot be chachied
 
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