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Space Shuttle landing at Ellington

According to the JSC Office of Communications and Public Affairs, the space shuttle Endeavour will stop at Ellington on its way to its permanent display site in Los Angeles. It will stop here on Sept. 17th and will be available for public viewing after it lands and again until 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 18th. It will also do a low altitude flyover of the Houston and Clear Lake areas before it lands. It should land at Ellington around 10:45 a.m. on the 17th. All this depends on the weather and operational constraints, but let's hope we get one last chance to view and photograph this marvelous machine before it passes out of our lives for good.

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  • Mike F.

    Mission managers have given a go for takeoff tomorrow morning (Wednesday). The shuttle should land at Ellington at the originally scheduled time, 10:45 a.m., after making low level passes near various Houston area landmarks, such as downtown, the ship channel, and the San Jacinto Monument. It will depart Ellington early Friday. All this depends, of course, on weather.

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the update Dana

    September 18, 2012

  • Dana Graham S.

    Nope, moved to Wednesday. They are looking at the weather in the am.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was in contact with NASA today, I was informed that due to weather concerns the arrival of Endeavour has been pushed back to Wednesday. Am I to understand that the event took place today?

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like they will try to get everyone to go to Ellington Airport near hanger 990 and use the field that they use for wings over Houston for parking. If you come from the Dixie Farm Rd/FM-1959/Chalenger entrance, go to the Boeing 707 (big white and blue jet on a stick) and turn left on aerospace blvd, go past the airport admin building and the new building they are building there and basically follow the traffic I imagine will be there to see the plane. One other note, they are going to be flying the plane around most of Houston for air-air photo ops beforehand so it will be visible in the sky over much of the city before it lands. From what I understand the list of places they will try to shoot includes JSC, Ellington, IAH, Boeing building on Space Center, Toyota center, reliant stadium, skyline downtown, and "Something for the port of Houston, Maybe battleship Texas/ San jack monument." maybe this will help people who are going to be stuck at work figure out a way to catch view.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Dana....I'll check back Monday afternoon for updates.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just saw that they moved the schedule back 24 hrs due to weather. The shuttle should arrive Tuesday morning but they will re-evaluate the weather.
    If they are going to actively keep people away from the perimeter, has anyone hashed out an alternative location?

    September 16, 2012

    • Dana Graham S.

      Greg, there is an access road off of Genoa Red Bluff that takes you right to a gate near the landing strip. It should be accessible as when the shuttle flew over in 2008, this is where I got pics. If you take the Beltway to Genoa Red bluff and turn right, the road is right in front of Clean Harbors. Take another right, and it dead ends on the back of Ellington.

      September 16, 2012

  • Dana Graham S.

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/endeavour_visit.html

    Endeavour delayed until Tuesday. Weather will be reassessed on Monday morning at 10am.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see where the event has been moved back to Tuesday. Concerned about security not allowing perimeter parking and such, will monitor the situation.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doggone, I have a physicians appointment which precludes me from making it. Thanks Dana, happy shooting all.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best option would be to find someone with hanger space inside of Ellington to escort you in about an hour before the landing and then have them escort you to a point you can see the approach path. If my friend who has a hanger wasn't working I would see if he could take a few of us out, but he isn't in town so, we have no luck.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best option would be to find someone with hanger space inside of Ellington to escort you in about an hour before the landing and then have them escort you to a point you can see the approach path. If my friend who has a hanger wasn't working I would see if he could take a few of us out, but he isn't in town so, we have no luck.

    September 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A heads up, friend of mine with Houston airport systems said HPD, DPS, Pasadena PD, and NASA are going to clear out the area of anyone stopped or parked inside the old base area and will keep people from stopping along HW3, Space Center Blvd, or Genoa Redbluff, when it comes to land.

    September 16, 2012

  • Dana Graham S.

    New info on the website states the flyover will be btween 9am and 1045am. Just FYI

    September 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work... i am going to stop by after work

    September 15, 2012

  • September 14, 2012

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