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(LA Times)   Very fun shots of Endeavor as she tours the streets of Los Angeles winding through the neighborhoods. Tomorrow she visits the Sixth Street Bridge and the Observatory before her final destination   (framework.latimes.com) divider line 113
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2012-10-13 12:20:03 AM  
YES WE DID BUILD THAT!


Together. With Socialism, or something. Maybe just as a country pooling our resources to do some really cool sh*t that improved all of mankind. Yeah... That is just totally awesome.

We need another spaceship. Let's do this.
 
2012-10-13 12:30:20 AM  
I hope I get a chance to see it tomorrow.
 
2012-10-13 12:32:29 AM  
Beautiful shots. I'll remember them forever.

Now, they did remind me of:

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

It is like high tech, being brought back to a place where high tech and space is forgotten.
 
2012-10-13 12:43:14 AM  
Awesome pictures, submitter. Thanks for posting them. :-)
 
2012-10-13 12:46:04 AM  
I'll admit it, I laughed at the douche lifting the shuttle.
 
2012-10-13 12:50:45 AM  
99.whatever% of all those people never gave a sh*t about the shuttle program.
 
2012-10-13 12:59:55 AM  
It's always enjoyable watching the death of a science program we won't fund anymore because we're too concerned with killing sand people on the other side of the globe.
 
2012-10-13 01:03:46 AM  
Too bad it took a space shuttle being towed to its final resting place to get people interested in it.
 
2012-10-13 01:34:02 AM  
You lucky bastards.
 
2012-10-13 01:34:58 AM  
I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

s.ngm.com (pops)
 
2012-10-13 01:36:42 AM  
I haven't paid much attention beyond the biatching about how they had to get rid of a bunch of trees for this..

But why are they parading it through LA streets again? Did any of the other cities that got one do this? Cool and all but man it seems like it's been a giant hassle :P
 
2012-10-13 01:37:11 AM  
 
2012-10-13 01:39:10 AM  

RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

[s.ngm.com image 615x386] (pops)


That's a really nice photo.
 
2012-10-13 01:41:50 AM  
What's sad is that if NASA had found some way in its bureaucracy to have the schedule time and risk taking the Space Shuttles to local air shows around the country over the years, we would probably have a wonderful manned and unmanned program....
 
2012-10-13 01:44:21 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

[s.ngm.com image 615x386] (pops)

That's a really nice photo.


It is a nice photo. I was in relatively nearby college at the time hoping to do similar things :(
 
2012-10-13 01:45:21 AM  

almandot: Cool and all but man it seems like it's been a giant hassle :P


They must have. How else are you going to get something that size from the landing field to the museum?

It's LA, we love to party.
 
2012-10-13 01:46:26 AM  

RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

(pops)


How come it has the tail cone on in this one but not in any of the others?
 
2012-10-13 01:53:56 AM  

NewportBarGuy: YES WE DID BUILD THAT!

Together. With Socialism, or something. Maybe just as a country pooling our resources to do some really cool sh*t that improved all of mankind. Yeah... That is just totally awesome.

We need another spaceship. Let's do this.


We are! Look up the SLS - it's bigger than the Saturn V. I've seen videos of the engine testing going on this summer. One hell of a sight.
 
2012-10-13 01:56:35 AM  
Damn that seems so undignified for such a great space vehicle.

//I'd hate to see what they do in 2345 with the Starship Enterprise.
 
2012-10-13 01:59:14 AM  
"Sorry I was late, boss. The space shuttle was blocking traffic."

"Yeah, I know. I hate when that happens."
 
2012-10-13 02:11:06 AM  
They had to cut down several hundred big trees for the shuttle route. That seems like such a waste.
 
2012-10-13 02:15:37 AM  
What I always found amazing about the Shuttle (besides everything about it) is just how rough the exterior paneling and materials are. I even noticed it as a kid back in the 80s.. It looked like someone went over putty with a rake.
 
2012-10-13 02:20:34 AM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-13 02:28:12 AM  
When in the hell is it going to make it to it's 'final destination'? It seems like there's at least four or five links a week talking about this, and each one makes it seem like it's... wait... I guess it just takes a really longass time to get to wherever it's going, right? Either that or this is a new Fark cliche that I haven't heard about.
 
2012-10-13 02:37:21 AM  
latimesphoto.files.wordpress.com
So awesome... yet it brings on such anger and frustration that this seems like the last time this country will be able to be proud of such an incredible piece of human ingenuity.
 
2012-10-13 02:47:47 AM  

RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

[s.ngm.com image 615x386] (pops)


For those that didn't, click the link. It's not a trap, just depressing.
 
2012-10-13 02:55:15 AM  

RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

[s.ngm.com image 615x386] (pops)


That's pretty cool. I have a pic I snapped as it was flying in, over Paramount Studios.
 
2012-10-13 03:01:04 AM  

Skyfrog: [i45.tinypic.com image 550x395]


Oh he gave a fark. He just gave a far greater fark about their HOT AND TOASTY BREAKFAST!
 
2012-10-13 03:24:43 AM  
 
2012-10-13 03:25:04 AM  
It's sad to see them go but at least they are going being retired with dignity and going to museums instead of ending up like this:

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2012-10-13 03:27:33 AM  

r1chard3: It's LA, we love to party.


Rather: it's L.A., we love our attention whores.

Now, if you want to party, New Orleans is open for business.
 
2012-10-13 03:57:57 AM  

Hand Banana: It's sad to see them go but at least they are going being retired with dignity and going to museums instead of ending up like this:

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 800x520]


To be fair, that vehicle isn't missing parts because of deterioration, but because it was never completed. The only space-flown Buran was destroyed when its hanger collapsed. Others were various stages of construction when the program was cancelled. The jet-powered Buran that flew approach and landing tests finally ended up in a museum in Germany.

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-10-13 04:10:15 AM  
I saw it at Randy's today. Pics:
www.aerojockey.com
www.aerojockey.com
www.aerojockey.com
 
2012-10-13 04:12:24 AM  

NewportBarGuy: YES WE DID BUILD THAT!

Together. With Socialism, or something. Maybe just as a country pooling our resources to do some really cool sh*t that improved all of mankind. Yeah... That is just totally awesome.

We need another spaceship. Let's do this.


Yeah, maybe next time we can send it to people who actually had a hand in building it, servicing it, or otherwise making sure it flew instead of making political payoffs for the final resting place.
 
2012-10-13 04:24:30 AM  
The New York Times can't resist putting LA down....

Link

But for all the excitement that the shuttle's arrival has engendered here - this city, considered a cultural also-ran by many, is now home to one of only four retired NASA space shuttles - actually moving the Endeavour through the dense streets has hardly been as smooth as the space shuttle Enterprise's float up the Hudson River in New York.
 
2012-10-13 04:28:18 AM  
New York of course, ended up smashing Enterprise into a bridge.
 
2012-10-13 06:53:44 AM  

almandot: But why are they parading it through LA streets again? Did any of the other cities that got one do this? Cool and all but man it seems like it's been a giant hassle :P


I think the short answer is that most of the museums which have been loaned Space Shuttles are located near major airports. They avoided having to deal with this in Manhattan by bringing the shuttle in on a barge.

RoyBatty: New York of course, ended up smashing Enterprise into a bridge.


Yes, the entire city of New York showed up specifically to run the Enterprise into a bridge.

/moron
 
2012-10-13 07:12:10 AM  
Low rider drives a little slower...
 
2012-10-13 07:30:57 AM  
As a Houstonian, both NYC and LA can both Fark themselves. The first time either city has had any involvement at all in the entire space industry and its only to insult the city practically built on that industry. Farking scab asshole Congress douchbags.
 
2012-10-13 07:45:20 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: almandot: But why are they parading it through LA streets again? Did any of the other cities that got one do this? Cool and all but man it seems like it's been a giant hassle :P

I think the short answer is that most of the museums which have been loaned Space Shuttles are located near major airports. They avoided having to deal with this in Manhattan by bringing the shuttle in on a barge.

RoyBatty: New York of course, ended up smashing Enterprise into a bridge.

Yes, the entire city of New York showed up specifically to run the Enterprise into a bridge.

/moron


No. The entire city of New York showed up to see a non-spaceship arrive in 2012. The same mock-up as the Pathfinder sitting in Huntsville Alabama since 1988.
 
2012-10-13 07:48:08 AM  
Other than the publicity stunt / commercial, why did they switch out the original transporter for the dollies? Just to get across the 405? I'd be interested in the gross weight difference between the transporter set-up and the dollies.
 
2012-10-13 07:58:34 AM  
Oh, yeah, and for those of you trolled by Roy Batty, look CLOSELY at the name of the shuttle in "his" picture.
 
2012-10-13 08:28:35 AM  

ParagonComplex: When in the hell is it going to make it to it's 'final destination'? It seems like there's at least four or five links a week talking about this, and each one makes it seem like it's... wait... I guess it just takes a really longass time to get to wherever it's going, right? Either that or this is a new Fark cliche that I haven't heard about.


Shhh. Keep it on the down-low, but there is no museum. They're just dragging it from 'hood to barrio to ghetto. This is a stealth urban-renewal project. When the shuttle comes to your neighborhood, you get new trees.
 
2012-10-13 08:31:50 AM  

Unobtanium: Oh, yeah, and for those of you trolled by Roy Batty, look CLOSELY at the name of the shuttle in "his" picture.


Or click the link that he included, which shows he was not trolling but making a point.

He made his point poorly (I figured it was a pic he took until someone mentioned it was a link) but I don't think he was trolling.
 
2012-10-13 08:39:36 AM  
Thank FSM that ridiculous boondoogle is finally in a museum where it belongs, along with the dodo bird.

Kids in Guatemala dying of diarrhea because nobody can spend the 80 cents it takes to get them clean water, but we can spend eleventy godzillion dollars on this because...hey cool, farking roman candle with people on top.

/can't wait for the ISS to de-orbit so we can get back to putting money in, you know, worthwhile endeavors.
 
2012-10-13 08:46:35 AM  

GleeUnit: RoyBatty: I took this one today as it was crossing Manchester and Avenue M.

(pops)

How come it has the tail cone on in this one but not in any of the others?


Because that is a photo of Colombia from 1981. "Today" might have been the wrong word to use in that context.
 
2012-10-13 08:57:56 AM  

SevenizGud: Thank FSM that ridiculous boondoogle is finally in a museum where it belongs, along with the dodo bird.

Kids in Guatemala dying of diarrhea because nobody can spend the 80 cents it takes to get them clean water, but we can spend eleventy godzillion dollars on this because...hey cool, farking roman candle with people on top.

/can't wait for the ISS to de-orbit so we can get back to putting money in, you know, worthwhile endeavors.


Kids are starving in Guatemala because for every person who donates eighty cents there's three charity workers who each take a twenty cent cut. This is before the local government demands its share.
How do you plan to stop all of the corruption?
By force?

You keep planning your war to fix the world, I'll keep working on getting off this rock before you kill us all with good intentions.
 
2012-10-13 09:34:49 AM  
latimesphoto.files.wordpress.com

And then things took a turn for the douche
 
2012-10-13 09:52:38 AM  

NewportBarGuy

YES WE DID BUILD THAT!


Together. With Socialism, or something. Maybe just as a country pooling our resources to do some really cool sh*t that improved all of mankind. Yeah... That is just totally awesome.

We need another spaceship. Let's do this.


NASA has been ordered to have other priorities now...
nicedeb.files.wordpress.comwww.newsrealblog.com

NASA Director Says Muslim Outreach Push 'Deeply Flawed'

"NASA ... represents the best of America. Its purpose is not to inspire Muslims or any other cultural entity,"
-Michael Griffin, who served as NASA administrator
 
2012-10-13 10:37:37 AM  
Look at all those morans wasting their view of the shuttle by trying to get a shiatty picture for facedblog.
 
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