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On Feb. 1, 2003, shuttle Columbia broke up during reentry over Texas. As we remember the STS-107 astronauts Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark and Ilan Ramon, also celebrate their legacy and all astronauts who live and die pushing mankind’s frontiers into space.
i’ve got goosebumps.
Last weekend, the last shuttle went on its last mission ever.
The shuttle Endeavour went from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center last weekend. The trip took two days as NASA engineers working with utility crews, police and other personnel moved the shuttle through the streets of the city of angles.
With the parking of this shuttle, so ends the 30 year mission of the shuttle program. The end of an era of regular, United States-led space travel. The success of the shuttle program is so well known and the image of the shuttle so iconic, it’s almost surreal to see it sharing the same screen as Randy’s Donuts or Roscoe’s chicken and waffles.
This time lapse video of the shuttle’s journey is moving and jaw-dropping. I don’t often say this, but if you watch only one online video this week, it should be this one.
it’s an amazing feat of engineering, cooperation and video game-style controls.
Space Shuttle Endeavour will spend the rest of its days as a museum exhibit at the California Science Center (CSC) in Los Angeles. But its final mission has just commenced — a two day haul through LA streets.
A multi-axle, a computer controlled wheeled crawler called the Over Land Transporter (OLT) will carry the shuttle for most of the journey. But a Toyota Tundra will haul it the last 400 meters.
Although not a publicized viewing area for the public, local police departments advised thousands may turn up to see Endeavour waiting for its next move. Are you going to stop and say hey?
Atlantis lands at Kennedy Space Center early Thursday morning, ending the final mission of the NASA space shuttle program.
(PHOTO: NASA TV)