Shuttle Endeavour transits Los Angeles this weekend, en route to her final resting place


7 Responses to “Shuttle Endeavour transits Los Angeles this weekend, en route to her final resting place”

  1. When I first saw the sign in the photo, I imagined for a moment that Citibank had repossessed the Endeavor for too many missed payments. 

  2. It’s nice to see the corpse of the American space program being treated with such reverence.

  3. Bauart says:

    It’s an old design, but you know… Every future orbital spacecraft [until anti-gravity is perfected] that by design must fly into space, and then maneuver thru a dense atmosphere and glide to a safe landing, will by necessity, look almost exactly like this.

    • bzishi says:

      Nah, the Space Shuttle looks the way it does due to its cargo bay. Take a look at the Dream Chaser design. I don’t know how I feel about another space plane after the cost overruns with the Space Shuttle, but the Dream Chaser design is pretty kickass.

  4. anansi133 says:

     Yikes! for as much money as they’re spending on the move, they could have just built a new museum around the ship.

  5. I really really do and *really really don’t* want to drive out to see her on her final voyage tomorrow.  On the one hand; Hey!  Spaceship!  Brilliant!

    On the other, she’s in a bloody hearse, basically.  This is her going to her interment, where her gutted body will lay in state.

    I’d rather visit SpaceX and see the new babies, I think.

  6. Brainspore says:

    Any Angelino can tell you it’s a pain in the butt to catch a shuttle from LAX.

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