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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-22-2017 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
California Science Center via Twitter:
Two booster forward skirts were delivered today [Nov. 21]! They provide the critical connection between the solid rocket boosters and the external tank.

These will be stored by ET-94 until we are ready to assemble all of Endeavour's components for the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center!

Robert Pearlman
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From Perry Roth-Johnson, curator of aerospace science at the California Science Center, via Twitter:
Our external tank at needs a good wash, so we are up in a boom lift giving it some TLC.

The pressure wash works like a charm... before (left) and after (right).

Got the aft dome of the external tank cleaned up, and we'll keep working our way towards the nose over the next few days.

Robert Pearlman
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From Perry Roth-Johnson, curator of aerospace science at the California Science Center, via Twitter:
Starting to paint our external tank, ET-94!

SpaceDust
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I've seen in earlier post where this exhibit was planned for opening in 2019. Is this date still true? Haven’t seen any construction photos or does the CSC even mention it on their website that I could find. Does anyone know what the opening date is?

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When is the assembly of Endeavour and the launch vehicle will be taking place?

Robert Pearlman
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The California Science Center has not released an updated schedule as to the construction of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center or, as part of that, the vertical display of space shuttle Endeavour. When there is news to be shared, it will be posted here.

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Shuttle-used rockets roll into California to stand up Endeavour exhibit

Two rocket boosters made from parts that launched on more than 80 space shuttle missions are now parked outside of Los Angeles, having moved a step closer to standing up the display of a retired NASA orbiter.

The twin solid rocket motors, which Northrop Grumman pledged to donate for the California Science Center's exhibit of the space shuttle Endeavour in 2017, were delivered over the past couple of weeks to the Mojave Air and Space Port, where they are being temporarily held in outdoor storage. The inert motor cases, which Northrop Grumman described as being "structurally representative" of the solid rocket boosters used during NASA's space shuttle program, were trucked in from the company's Promontory, Utah test facility after being prepared for their exhibit.

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Looking at the recent artist renderings in the article, I'd be surprised if they actually follow through with the glass-floored top level to look down on the stack.

While the artist-rendered woman in a skirt doesn't have anyone from the lower level looking up it, real people aren't always so considerate.

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They could do one way glass.


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