Category: California

Endeavour was removed from the top of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified 747, the same evening as her arrival at LAX.  De-mating operations continued through the night and into the dawn as Endeavour was placed atop the transporter that would drive her through the streets of Los Angeles a few weeks later.

Shuttle and SCA, together for one last time.

Endeavour would sit in a hanger at LAX for a few weeks while final preparations for her move through the city were made.

Think driving across the country is slightly crazy?  Now try to do it in just over two days and beat the space shuttle from KSC to Los Angeles International Airport.  Getting in the car in Florida with just about 48 hours to get to LA; Matt Hedges, Philip Scott Andrews, and I were aiming to do exactly that.  We made it to LA with just a few hours to spare.  I photographed the fly-bys and landing from atop LAX’s control tower.

Well I didn’t make it out to NCAA Track this year as I had originally planned on.   I decided to deviate from my original plans and make new ones.  I’m headed out to LA in a few weeks for two days to visit a friend and take lots of pictures.

I’m hoping to update soon with some stuff that I’ve shot while I’m home and be sure to check back for posts from LA.