Space Shuttle and a Giant Donut

15 10 2012

Today, we have one last image from last weekend’s trek of the Space Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to central Los Angeles.

We caught up with Endeavour on Friday evening, near Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood:

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Space Shuttle Endeavour – Overland Journey in L.A.

12 10 2012

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Racing to the Red Light was on-location in Westchester earlier this morning, to bear witness to the orbital vehicle Endeavour sitting in the parking lot behind Bed Bath & Beyond.

(How many times is that likely to happen again?)

Today, the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its two-day trek across western Los Angeles from LAX to the California Science Center near USC in south central L.A.

The scenes in the street were quite surreal. What a treat to see a piece of humankind’s finest scientific and engineering accomplishments in such a pedestrian setting.

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The crowd was big and getting a lot bigger while we were there.  It will be a madhouse by the time we publish this post.  Tons of media onhand as well.

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The on-camera talent people stood out in stark contrast to all the other people nerds gathered nearby:

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Space Shuttle Endeavour – In-Flight Video

5 10 2012

This video was taken by the backseater in one of the NASA F-18 chase planes. Great shots, very close up, as Endeavor and the SCA 747 flying past many notable SoCal landmarks: