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JCC Space Shuttle Endeavour's last flight

Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    So I know from facebook some of you saw this, but I thought there should be a thread for acting like children. I live a few blocks from Griffith Park and have a balcony off the top floor of my complex. So I went out to see the shuttle and its escort flying by. Turns out it banked directly over my balcony on its way back towards Universal. AWESOME. I got to see it so up close.

    Sadly I ran out without grabbing my phone or camera, but here's a picture of the contrails so you can see where it was.

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  2. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Sadly, my section of the Valley (Reseda) wasn't included in this flyover. :p I did see video a bit earlier of Endeavor as it flew over the Hollywood sign... that made my day. :D
     
  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I saw it on its way to Disneyland.

    This > Apple product.
     
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  4. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Nevermind what I just posted, because this just came across my Facebook news feed:

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  5. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    If I'd known about this before 3am last night, I would have gone to Disneyland to see it fly over there. I heard it went right by the Hollywood sign but haven't seen any pictures yet.
     
  6. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I work about a mile away from NASA Ames Research Center at Moffet Field. I went up on the roof with a dozen or so other people from my office to watch the flyover. This is the video I took as it flew right over our heads.
     
  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    The first one I've seen. And if I wasn't so damned tired from work (I feel asleep at about 8pm, woke up at 9am), I would have woken up early today, and taken public transit to Hollywood. Oh well. :p
     
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  8. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    :_| It was supposed to fly over where I live at 9 a.m., so I went out into the parking lot to watch for it, but the flight was delayed an hour and I didn't get the update, so I missed it!!!! It flew over at 10:10 a.m.
     
  9. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm watching the live video of it arriving on CNN. I don't know why, but my eyes are getting misty.
     
  10. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Am I the only one suddenly and incredibly and inexplicably saddened over this? :( Who knows when will we ever see another spacecraft the likes of the space shuttle taking off to infinity and beyond ever again?
     
  11. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Well we won't see a government one for some time, but expect private ones much sooner than that.
     
  12. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Wide shot from the flyover at Dodger Stadium. :D
     
  13. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I saw the space shuttle flyover a few months ago, AND I got an Apple product. So there. :p
     
  14. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Passed over my workplace.

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  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    From a friend's FB:

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  16. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    If only it was during a baseball game..
     
  17. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Great pictures. Endeavour was the shuttle I saw launch in April 1994. Will always have a place in my heart.
     
  18. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  19. DarthLowBudget

    DarthLowBudget Jedi Master star 5

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    It flew over USC twice, it felt almost close enough to touch it.
     
  20. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I saw the shuttle flyover, and it was damned cool. It felt pretty surreal seeing it in real life as opposed to just pictures in books or on the web.

    If anything, I'd be sad because of the nostalgia factor of the Space Shuttle. As for when we'll see another similar spacecraft take to orbit...meh, it's just a matter of time. The Air Force has those two unmanned spaceplanes which supposedly do some of what the shuttles did, and there's also private spaceflight.
     
  21. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was trying to avoid it but it demanded to fly straight over me anyways. :mad:
     
  22. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That sounds like an awful burden. I am sorry you had to deal with that.
     
  23. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'll be in therapy for years.
     
  24. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Been seeing footage on BBC News of the flyovers and landing. Looked pretty impressive (and sad).
     
  25. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Say, those videos and pictures are pretty sick. I had to watch from afar with a pair of binoculars =(