Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sundays In My City - Endeavour


The Space Shuttle Endeavour landed in Los Angeles after giving our city a glorious arial view of it's magnificence.  My neighbors and house painters and I gathered on our back patio that overlooks the Hollywood sign and got a fantastic view with four separate sightings.  There wasn't a single dry eye!

My camera doesn't begin to do justice but I have picture to prove I saw this historic event-- And it was totally awesome.

Look realllly closely.  You'll see the Endeavor piggybacked on top of a NASA 747 with the two military planes above.  The Hollywood sign is on the right...


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36 comments:

  1. Very cool that you got to see it. Back in the eighties, I saw a similar event outside of my office window in Montreal. I wish I could remember which shuttle it was but that part escapes me. It was quite a thrill though. I'm glad you were able to experience it.

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  2. Lucky you! What a magnificent thing to witness. Lucky me, I got so excited to see your SIMC post appear in my reader.

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  3. How cool is this? I love that you got to see it, and I think you got a good shot of it too.

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  4. very cool capture...another blogger posted a really cool pic too of it flying just over the city...man wish i could have seen that...awesome...smiles...happy sunday to you as well jj

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  5. I remember as a kid watching every NASA launch and every return. It would have been a thrill for me to see Endeavour. Great capture.

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  6. Oh wow! What an awesome thing to have happen in your city!

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  7. Great pictures. They create a memory you will never forget.

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  8. So much history on that big BIRD!!
    Fantastic!!

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  9. A sight I wish I'd seen. A friend sent me his photo...that's the closest I got. (I posted it on my blog today)

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  10. That is so awesome! I'm just sad they are cutting down all those trees to get it to the museum. Trees are awesome too.

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  11. I'm bummed I totally missed this and they flew over us up here in Sacramento too. Dang. :(

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  12. I was surprised that it flew directly over my school from the Golden Gate Bridge....so were the kids! We were all on the playground and it headed right to us, then banked over the playground with all the kids running below it screaming and waving...I am sure the crew was equally amazed to see 400 of us as they flew so low! But we don't have the famous sign in our pictures :) Very cool!

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  13. I wonder what will happen with the space program. It was such a hopeful thing in the '60's - I"ll never forget watching the first lunar landing.

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  14. very cool to see that from your pool deck. I saw one of them piggyback way back in the 80's at an Air Force base airshow. I know Vanderberg AFB is a good ways from the LA area but have you have ever seen a launch from there?

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  15. What an awesome sight and a great memory for you....that is even better than a celebrity sighting. :)

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  16. That is so cool!!!!!! What a sight indeed.
    HugsSueAnn

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  17. I cried when I heard that the pilot made a low pass over Houston so that Gabby Giffords and her husband could see it.

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  18. Wow what a sight that must have been. My hubby would have loved to see it! Happy Monday JJ

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  19. Like the others say ... so cool to see this bit of history. I hope they revitalize the space program and keep it going. It's just part of being human, to wonder what's out there.

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  20. Wonderful photo - and imagine you were there at the right moment to catch it on camera! What a great moment in time. :-) Thank you for coming by my blog and your valuable advice for my friend.

    Hugs! Vidya

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  21. What a beautiful site. Glad everyone took a few minutes to enjoy it!!

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  22. That's awesome Joanna.
    The photo is a good one too.

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  23. Very cool to be able to see it like that!

    Pearl

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  24. Wow, I didn't even know about this. Yet I'm from LA and have family there. So glad you shared. That's very exciting.

    xoRobyn

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  25. That is a pretty incredible photo. I've never seen one in real life.

    Hello, I left for over a year. And here I am back to life! Yay!

    When you have time, stop by and see what kept me away and find out what brought me back.

    I'm a very happy girl!

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  26. I cannot even imagine what that was like. I would have felt so emotional, too. In Jan of 1986, I was driving to Galveston to take a cruise and detoured to stop at the NASA training center at Webster, Texas where the Challenger astronauts had spent so much of their time ( it was just a few days after the Challenger explosion ). The entire town was covered in signs, flowers, pictures, etc. I cried like a baby. The astronauts had belonged to the town of Webster, to the whole country...

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  27. How exciting! That is an incredible sight!

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  28. Fantastic photograph, a superb view. I am greeting

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  29. What a great experience for you, one you will be able to pull out of the memory box whenever you want to. This is a great post.

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  30. Wow Joanna how very exciting to have a shot like that one. I'm impressed.

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  31. Brilliant pic JJ !! I dig it the most !! Nice to get that historical moment in the books eh ? Nice one !! :-)

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  32. Wow that is amazing, I would be teary eyed too. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Thanks for sharing that. It is the closest I will come to seeing it.

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  33. How exciting! And darling, this is your view?! Just fabulous and a truly fitting one for a gorgeous lady like yourself...
    Thank you for sharing with us...

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