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Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mission 36, Los Angeles, California
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For the first time, Endeavour's transport wheels edge on to Los Angeles city streets. Endeavour has crawled down Northside parkway, crossed Lincoln Blvd, and just finished climbing it's first Los Angeles hill, leaving Lincoln Blvd and entering the McConnel/Westchester intersection.

Here Endeavour's front and back wheels turn, giving it a tighter radius but still barely missing the street signs. Endeavour picks up speed as its rear clears the hill and it's wings show they will clear the streetlights.

Technical Notes: As Endeavour got closer, it's nose began to blur with motion, which was a shame. This is also not the best stitch in the world, but I work with what I captured. You'll also note that this pano is from 2 seperate times- the first at 1:22 am, when Endeavour turned in front of me, and the second from about 20 minutes later when most of the public cleared out. I was not about to take my camera/eye away from Endeavour as it reared up before me, and when I finally took the rest of the pano the stitch was so-so. I waited until the people cleared and took a new one.

Copyright: Sean Wallitsch
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17000x8500
Uploaded: 12/10/2012
Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: california; california science center; endeavour; jet; lax; los angeles; nasa; space; space ship; space shuttle
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