[meteorite-list] NASA Invites Californians to Participate in Endeavour Flyover

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:12:18 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201209202312.q8KNCIFt009996_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Sept. 20, 2012

Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington
rachel.h.kraft at nasa.gov

Michael Curie
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
michael.curie at nasa.gov

Laura J. Brown
Federal Aviation Administration, Washington
laura.j.brown at faa.gov



WASHINGTON -- NASA invites Californians to participate in space
shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21.

The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled
to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles
basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than
originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and the
Federal Aviation Administration delayed the start of the flight to
increase the probability that fog over the San Francisco area will
dissipate before the flyover.

During the four-and-a-half hour flight, social media users are
encouraged to share their Endeavour sightings using the hashtags
#spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour's vehicle designation.

Members of the public are encouraged to share their photos of the SCA
and Endeavour on NASA's Flickr group at:


For official NASA images of the SCA and Endeavour, see the NASA HQ
Photography Flickr account at:


At 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT), NASA Television will air the departure of
Endeavour from Edwards Air Force Base as it begins its California


The SCA and Endeavour will salute NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center
and the Edwards Air Force Base area after takeoff with a low flyby
northbound to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Any time after 9:30 a.m. PDT, watch for Endeavour from viewing
locations that include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Chabot Space
and Science Center, the California State Capitol, Exploratorium,
Lawrence Hall of Science and Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Next the aircraft will travel south, making a pass over NASA's Ames
Research Center and Vandenberg Air Force Base before heading into the
Los Angeles area.

Any time after 11:30 a.m., watch for flyovers of Endeavour passing
regional landmarks such as its future home at the California Science
Center, Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, Disneyland, The
Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall, the Long
Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Malibu Beach, NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in Pasadena, the Queen Mary, Universal Studios and Venice
Beach, among others.

Finally, the SCA and Endeavour will land about 12:45 p.m., at Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX) for an arrival ceremony before
Endeavour is taken off the 747. The orbiter will be transported to
the California Science Center next month.

The exact timing and path of the ferry flight will depend on weather
conditions and operational constraints. Some planned flyovers or
stopovers could be delayed or canceled.

For more information about NASA's transfer of space shuttles to
museums, visit:


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

Received on Thu 20 Sep 2012 07:12:18 PM PDT

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