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(New York Daily News)   US space shuttle Endeavour takes its last voyage from Florida to California to a final resting place at the California Space Center   (nydailynews.com) divider line 126
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gja [TotalFark]
2012-09-19 01:20:13 PM  
A vehicle before its time, and still the only example of its type.
 
2012-09-19 01:21:24 PM  
US space shuttle Endeavour take its last voyage from Florida to California to a final resting place at the California Space Center

"Subby not take time to proofread."
www.bluecorncomics.com
 
2012-09-19 01:21:33 PM  
And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?
 
2012-09-19 01:23:09 PM  
It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.
 
2012-09-19 01:24:35 PM  

cig-mkr


And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


All of 'em with reach. They even made a special trip to knock down a bunch of unrelated redwoods.

Just to piss you off.
 
2012-09-19 01:25:14 PM  
That's my girl!
 
2012-09-19 01:27:03 PM  

frodokb: It should have went to Dayton. Damn shame.


Fixed

Birthplace of flight.
 
2012-09-19 01:27:35 PM  
Lots.
 
2012-09-19 01:30:13 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: cig-mkr

And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


All of 'em with reach. They even made a special trip to knock down a bunch of unrelated redwoods.

Just to piss you off.


Yep, about 400 trees had to go, doesn't piss me off I don't live on the left coast
Link
 
2012-09-19 01:30:23 PM  
"Endeavor"

Because "Meh. I suppose we'll give it a shot." won't fit in the space provided and "New Year's Resolution" doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2012-09-19 01:31:05 PM  
Which space shuttle?

'Endevrrrr'

/linger longer
 
2012-09-19 01:31:57 PM  
Yep - planning a SF viewing party on Friday morning.

cig-mkr: And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


400.
 
2012-09-19 01:32:08 PM  
Took a couple pictures as it flew over our Houston office, I'll see if I can upload them later.
 
2012-09-19 01:34:04 PM  

PunchDrunkPanda: Took a couple pictures as it flew over our Houston office, I'll see if I can upload them later.


Why didn't Houston get a shuttle? We got ripped off!!!
 
2012-09-19 01:34:18 PM  
For those in NM and west TX, there is a refeuling stop in El Oasis and a fly over of White Sands Missile Range on Thursday
 
2012-09-19 01:35:04 PM  

gja: A vehicle before its time, and still the only example of its type.


Well, given that "ahead of it's time" is a metaphorical way to say, "highly advanced", then it would be more accurate the Space Shuttle exists outside of time.

Also, the Soviets built their own space shuttle, which was pretty much a direct copy of America's, except it was unmannable, and the program was cancelled after its first flight. Proving that at least Russians learn from their mistakes. So not the only example of its type.
 
2012-09-19 01:35:06 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

Endeavour to persevere.
 
2012-09-19 01:35:31 PM  
El Paso is not an Oasis. Stoopid auto correct
 
2012-09-19 01:35:59 PM  

gja: A vehicle before its time, and still the only example of its type.


There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
 
2012-09-19 01:39:08 PM  
We're going to visit it when it gets here. Oh, and I'll send the Arbor Day Foundation a check to make up for it.

\wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid
\\settled for being a physicist
 
2012-09-19 01:39:53 PM  

frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.


If JSC hadn't left a Saturn V out to rust for a few decades, maybe it would have.

They had to raise funds to fix something they should have taken care of in the first place.

They couldn't take care of one artifact - why give them another?
 
2012-09-19 01:41:44 PM  
I'm bummed I won't be at work to see it's flyover.
 
2012-09-19 01:43:08 PM  
This being FARK, the following is most likely not necessary:

For those who wish to follow sightings of the shuttle during its movement,
Twitter Searches are - #spottheshuttle #ov105

/ Now, back to your regular programming.
 
2012-09-19 01:44:34 PM  

BigNumber12: Yep - planning a SF viewing party on Friday morning.


I'm hoping to get a look at it from Moffett Field later that morning. Maybe take some pictures, if the weather cooperates and I remember to bring my good camera.
 
2012-09-19 01:44:37 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.

If JSC hadn't left a Saturn V out to rust for a few decades, maybe it would have.

They had to raise funds to fix something they should have taken care of in the first place.

They couldn't take care of one artifact - why give them another?


That would be a good point, if they had not given one to NYC.

Dayton sure as hell knows how to take care of stuff... Why didn't they get one then?
 
2012-09-19 01:44:48 PM  
Wonder what they're going to do with that modified 747.
 
2012-09-19 01:46:29 PM  

cig-mkr: And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


Last year they cut down over a hundred trees here for a farking CAR RACE. Cry me a river.
 
2012-09-19 01:47:18 PM  

Je5tEr: cig-mkr: And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?

Last year they cut down over a hundred trees here for a farking CAR RACE. Cry me a river.


It's horrible crime. Those things cannot be replaced.
 
2012-09-19 01:48:49 PM  
I hope they checked the o-rings before takeoff.
 
2012-09-19 01:49:44 PM  

Snarky Acronym: Wonder what they're going to do with that modified 747.




Dunno. Does your mom like overseas travel?
 
2012-09-19 01:49:44 PM  
Good thing they're chopping down all those trees so they don't have to remove the wings off a shuttle that is never going to fly again. Real smart assh*les.

Here's a question: When they disassembled it after its final flight (which they always do), why didn't they leave it in pieces and reassemble at its final destination?

Rocket scientists.
 
2012-09-19 01:50:26 PM  

xxmedium: Snarky Acronym: Wonder what they're going to do with that modified 747.



Dunno. Does your mom like overseas travel?


//dammit there were /oblig tags in there
 
2012-09-19 01:52:57 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.

If JSC hadn't left a Saturn V out to rust for a few decades, maybe it would have.

They had to raise funds to fix something they should have taken care of in the first place.

They couldn't take care of one artifact - why give them another?


The Saturn V is well preserved and maintained.

Houston should have gotten one of the shuttles, and I don't expressed it better than Janelle Onizuka whose father died on the Shuttle Challenger.
 
2012-09-19 01:54:28 PM  

frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.


Houston was never a contributing member of the space program it was pork barrel to get LBJ on board. Houston was the welfare mom of the space program, pure entitlement. The people who worked during the space program at Houston and many other sights did a great job, but the space commend sight could have been located anywhere.

And North Carolina, don't get me started, North Carolina had as much to do with flight as Lead Bricks, there just happened to be a large area with sand and consistent wind that the Wright Brothers knew about when they were picking test sights.

Dayton has a nice Aerospace museum, but raise you hand if you have ever been or ever will go to Dayton. Unless you are in the service or grew up in western Ohio or eastern Indiana you are never going to go to Dayton.

I wonder if Wapakoneta and New Concord are too obscure. Raise your hand if you know were the space exhibit in New Concord is. It is not in the house.
 
2012-09-19 01:54:44 PM  

fsbilly: Good thing they're chopping down all those trees so they don't have to remove the wings off a shuttle that is never going to fly again. Real smart assh*les.

Here's a question: When they disassembled it after its final flight (which they always do), why didn't they leave it in pieces and reassemble at its final destination?

Rocket scientists.


Ya heaven forbid we lose some frigin trees that they're going to replant anyway.

And no you dink, they didn't disassemble the orbiter. They cleaned it, checked it's systems, and rejoined it with SRB's and the external tank.

Why does LA need to make everything the biggest burden any city has ever endured? In 1 year no one will even think about the stupid trees but in 100 years we will still talk about the shuttle program.
 
2012-09-19 01:58:27 PM  
I'm on the 32nd floor in downtown New Orleans. It flew over the Michoud facility which is east of here, then continued towards California at an altitude of 1500ft. We got an awesome view of it from here.

i know,

/csb
 
2012-09-19 01:59:54 PM  
California is a perfect place for it. Where it can get lost amidst all the ding-dongs looking at hands pressed in concrete or flailing around at some amusment park. Send that thing to New Mexico. We will love it and protect it and hug it everyday!
 
2012-09-19 02:00:06 PM  

The Muthaship: frodokb: It should have went to Dayton. Damn shame.

Fixed

Birthplace of flight.


This. X1000.
 
2012-09-19 02:00:30 PM  
Cool picture someone on Reddit took as it flew over:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-19 02:01:15 PM  

minoridiot: rufus-t-firefly: frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.

If JSC hadn't left a Saturn V out to rust for a few decades, maybe it would have.

They had to raise funds to fix something they should have taken care of in the first place.

They couldn't take care of one artifact - why give them another?

The Saturn V is well preserved and maintained.


I went to JSC numerous times as a kid - before they built "Spacecenter Houston," when you could walk around freely on the grounds. It was left outside to the elements from 1977-2004.

If it was "well preserved and maintained," they wouldn't have had to spend $2.5 million to restore it.

From 2004:

The 363-foot tall booster, which has lain on its side near the entrance to NASA's Johnson Space Center since 1977, has deteriorated due to exposure to the Houston area's regular high humidity, high ozone concentrations and chemical pollution.

Link

The Saturn V on display at JSC, intended for Apollo 18, never got off the ground. It has long outlived its sisters that did take men to the Moon between 1969 and 1972. That extended life, however, has brought some uninvited guests to the rocket such as mold and small animals.

Some external surfaces of the Saturn V have broken down and corrosion has affected internal and external structures. Excessive moisture and poor drainage throughout the rocket have led to mold and plants growth. Small animals have found shelter inside the irreplaceable landmark and are responsible for acidic debris and damage.
 

I would have liked to see a shuttle there, but based on their neglect of an irreplaceable relic (it would have been Apollo 18), I can understand why they didn't get one.
 
2012-09-19 02:02:08 PM  
Goddammitsomuch. Every time I read about the dismantling of our space program.

www3.telus.net
 
2012-09-19 02:04:19 PM  

darkone: frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.

Houston was never a contributing member of the space program it was pork barrel to get LBJ on board. Houston was the welfare mom of the space program, pure entitlement. The people who worked during the space program at Houston and many other sights did a great job, but the space commend sight could have been located anywhere.

And North Carolina, don't get me started, North Carolina had as much to do with flight as Lead Bricks, there just happened to be a large area with sand and consistent wind that the Wright Brothers knew about when they were picking test sights.

Dayton has a nice Aerospace museum, but raise you hand if you have ever been or ever will go to Dayton. Unless you are in the service or grew up in western Ohio or eastern Indiana you are never going to go to Dayton.

I wonder if Wapakoneta and New Concord are too obscure. Raise your hand if you know were the space exhibit in New Concord is. It is not in the house.


There's one in New Concord? Why am I just now learning this? And the Wapakoneta one I literally worked within walking distance of. Which in itself is strange since Armstrong HATED his hometown.
 
2012-09-19 02:05:15 PM  
should have gone
 
2012-09-19 02:05:42 PM  
www.x-entertainment.com
CALIFORNIA
 
2012-09-19 02:07:25 PM  

OriginalGamer: Cool picture someone on Reddit took as it flew over:

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


A friend of mine from Titusville, FL got to see it on the runway at KSC this past weekend.

Link
 
2012-09-19 02:08:07 PM  

rudemix: California is a perfect place for it. Where it can get lost amidst all the ding-dongs looking at hands pressed in concrete or flailing around at some amusment park. Send that thing to New Mexico. We will love it and protect it and hug it everyday!


Well, the locals might visit once and then forget about it but LA has a ton more visitors than any place in New Mexico and overall LA makes more sense over any other alternative except maybe NY but I don't think that city is making a claim for it.
 
2012-09-19 02:08:53 PM  

Lunchlady: fsbilly: Good thing they're chopping down all those trees so they don't have to remove the wings off a shuttle that is never going to fly again. Real smart assh*les.

Here's a question: When they disassembled it after its final flight (which they always do), why didn't they leave it in pieces and reassemble at its final destination?

Rocket scientists.

Ya heaven forbid we lose some frigin trees that they're going to replant anyway.

And no you dink, they didn't disassemble the orbiter. They cleaned it, checked it's systems, and rejoined it with SRB's and the external tank.

Why does LA need to make everything the biggest burden any city has ever endured? In 1 year no one will even think about the stupid trees but in 100 years we will still talk about the shuttle program.


Lunchlady: fsbilly: Good thing they're chopping down all those trees so they don't have to remove the wings off a shuttle that is never going to fly again. Real smart assh*les.

Here's a question: When they disassembled it after its final flight (which they always do), why didn't they leave it in pieces and reassemble at its final destination?

Rocket scientists.

Ya heaven forbid we lose some frigin trees that they're going to replant anyway.

And no you dink, they didn't disassemble the orbiter. They cleaned it, checked it's systems, and rejoined it with SRB's and the external tank.

Why does LA need to make everything the biggest burden any city has ever endured? In 1 year no one will even think about the stupid trees but in 100 years we will still talk about the shuttle program.


Yeah... Nice with the name calling.

So they partially disassemble them... My bad. And they went further into the disassembly than ever to decommission the orbiters to remove any hazardous material, etc. Again, why not remove the wings to move it through town?

Maybe I give a shiat because growing 400 new trees is a huge burden on an already taxed environment out here. Maybe because it makes more sense to take the farking thing apart and move it. And in classic form, the public is only finding out just before it happens and it's too late.

In 100 years it will be a mere footnote in space travel and notable only for how dangerous, expensive and wasteful it truly was. I guess this is really a fitting final chapter.

40% vehicle failure rate. Go fark yourself. Seriously.
 
2012-09-19 02:11:59 PM  

cig-mkr: And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


1/4 of the number of trees they'll be replacing them with.
 
2012-09-19 02:13:05 PM  

darkone: frodokb: It should have went to Houston. Damn shame.

Houston was never a contributing member of the space program it was pork barrel to get LBJ on board. Houston was the welfare mom of the space program, pure entitlement. The people who worked during the space program at Houston and many other sights did a great job, but the space commend sight could have been located anywhere.


Not just that, but the Space Program was an excellent method for Washington to exert increased control over the South by cramming it with pork barrel projects. Fresh off of sending Federal troops into Little Rock, Eisenhower knew that if he got the Southern politicians on the take then they'd be less likely to bite the hand that feeds them.
 
2012-09-19 02:14:38 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: cig-mkr

And how many trees did they cut down so they could get it there?


All of 'em with reach. They even made a special trip to knock down a bunch of unrelated redwoods.

Just to piss you off.


The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down
 
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