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Find the Space Shuttle!

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The United States ended it's Space Shuttle program in 2011 and the remaining Shuttles were sent to museums around the country.  Immense spacecraft, Shuttles can only be transported long distances mounted to the top of a specially modified 747 aircraft.  En route to a museum in Los Angeles where it will be displayed, the Space Shuttle Endeavour was flown around the state for Californians to see and enjoy.  On September 22, 2012, the Endeavour was flown over the state Capitol in Sacramento.  A decent sized crowd gathered in the Capital Park to watch the spectacle.

The Endeavour appears in this image three times-- and not everyone on the ground is looking at it!  Can you spot all three?

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A: Space Shuttle Endeavour buzzing the Capitol

by Joe Griffin, 10 meters away

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted in a transit aircraft, passes over the state capital in Sacramen...

Space Shuttle Endeavour buzzing the Capitol

B: The turtle pond by the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA

by Joe Griffin, 60 meters away

This is taken from along side the turtle pond in the Capitol Park in Sacramento, California. A cloudy...

The turtle pond by the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA

C: Capitol Park Cactus Garden

by Joe Griffin, 220 meters away

The cactus garden in the Capitol Park in downtown Sacramento.  Tucked off in the southeast corner of ...

Capitol Park Cactus Garden

D: California State Capital Rotunda from the Second Floor

by Allison Palitz, 250 meters away

A wonderful view of the rotunda from the second floor of the California State Capital in Sacramento t...

California State Capital Rotunda from the Second Floor

E: California State Captiol Rotunda

by Jim Quittmeyer, 260 meters away

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California State Captiol Rotunda

F: The Senate Chambers at the State Capital in Sacramento California

by Allison Palitz, 270 meters away

A view of the Senate Chambers from the gallery at the State Capitol of California in Sacramento taken...

The Senate Chambers at the State Capital in Sacramento California

G: California State Capital, Sacramento, California USA

by James L. Tanner, 290 meters away

The California State Capitol is located in Sacramento, California. The building houses both the Calif...

California State Capital, Sacramento, California USA

H: The Capitol of California!

by Joe Griffin, 290 meters away

The Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento.  Not much more to say!

The Capitol of California!

I: Memorial Auditorium

by Joe Griffin, 570 meters away

Memorial Auditorium

J: Death of a Camphor

by Joe Griffin, 660 meters away

On August 22, 2012, the city had the old camphor tree at 18th and Capitol chopped down.  Planted in 1...

Death of a Camphor

This panorama was taken in California, USA

This is an overview of USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

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