Shot of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in its resting position at the California Science Center.
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Snapshot of the model of the Space Shuttle Challenger, located in the Little Tokyo District of Downtown Los Angeles. This model is a memorial for Ellison Onizuka, who was one of the seven NASA astronauts who were assigned to Shuttle mission STS 51-L; the shuttle mission that ended in tragedy when the Challenger was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
As we close out 2012 – aside from chuckling at “Mayan” Prophecy believers – time to review the ups and downs of this year. One of the standout moments was the Los Angeles flyover of the Space Shuttle Endeavour; the personal experience of seeing it first hand while in the crowd at the Griffith Observatory was amazing, while the national experience of ending the Shuttle Program was bittersweet… Here’s to looking onwards and upwards in the year to come!
I did borrow the title from the Macross Frontier ~ The Wings of Goodbye (Sayonara no Tsubasa (サヨナラノツバサ)) movie, (which, while I do prefer the series ending proper, was a solid “in-universe” presentation, (ala DYRL)
The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies past the Griffith Observatory in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles on its final flight, 21 Sep 12.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies past the Hollywood Sign on its final flight, 21 Sep 12.
If you have seen the awesome picture of the Shuttle in front of the Hollywood sign, I feel I should tell you something, from a photojournalistic standpoint- those are bullshit. The Shuttle never flew in front of the Hollywood sign, only behind. I was at the Griffith Observatory, and saw witnessed/photographed the entire journey of Endeavour that grand summer day- never happened.
So, those pictures? Bullshit- or Photoshop.