Endeavour leaves Edwards AFB, view it LIVE!

STOP! If you are viewing this article anytime after 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, then you have missed the live coverage of the departure of Endeavour from Edwards Air Force Base. You can view video of the takeoff and flyover pictures taken by Antelope Valley Times readers here.

  6 comments for “Endeavour leaves Edwards AFB, view it LIVE!

  1. Born&RaisedInLanc
    September 21, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Not like we have a friggin road that is named after the shuttle the this one REPLACED! Not that it could fly over a town with NO (sorry rex fans) tourism EXCEPT Aerospace History and Future! Why not put it out here? Hell they even removed the bootleg Apollo capsule that we had.


    For the love of TRUE culture of this Valley, stop shunning some of the bravest pilots and genius designers NASA and Plant 42 have ever come to know! Stop the tourist-trap-Pismo-imitation Blvd BS! Put up some Aerospace shit! Paint some new murals of the pioneering test pilots that DIED making history in this lonely bone bleaching desert!

    WE ARE NOT BALBOA ISLAND! We cannot act like Rodeo Dr is in between Ave I and Ave J. The place is a joke!

    Invest in a replica of the Glamorous Glennis when you get the urge to approve another facade on a faulty foundation. Engrave a plaque that tells a story that I know 50-70% of the residents of this town DONT EVEN KNOW (just pick one of the thousands, it wont be too hard)!

    • William
      September 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Let ‘er rip. There is nothing better than strolling down the BLVD at 2 in the afternoon when it’s 100 degrees.

      But, wait. At 10 PM on Saturday night it’s busy in a 1 block area. So is Walmart.

    • ...
      September 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Sure, I agree it would have been real nice to have one.

      Unfortunately, NASA decides who will get a shuttle, based on bids from interested parties, and they’re placed where the most people can see them (and of course, where there are appropriate facilities). You’re right. This is not a tourist destination, so that was part of NASAs decision.

      Betcha the people of Houston are pissed. They don’t even get a “real” shuttle. Apparently, they got “Explorer”, a hand-me-down mock-up of the shuttle that was previously based at Kennedy.

  2. Born&RaisedInLanc
    September 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

    ….OR they will just conduct a short flyover on the north and east side of the city limits and then proceed up north only to return to Disneyland by 11:40, but it will be taking the coastal side and will bypass us completely.

    …(?)prob cause rex didnt want to miss an opportunity to run the old eye in the sky(joke)….

  3. QHR
    September 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Is the shuttle still doing a flyover Lancaster/Palmdale or did I miss that?

    • Cathy
      September 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Yes, probably within half an hour of taking off (and it’s supposed to take off at 8:15). Palmdale/Lancaster/Mojave are the first flyovers, then up north to Sacramento/SanFran, then all the LA flyovers later in the morning.

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