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Endeavour To Make Its Final Journey
2012-09-10 05:31:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Space Shuttle Endeavour will be given one final tour across the US as it travels from Florida to the California Science Center in Los Angeles atop a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the vehicle is scheduled to depart from the Kennedy Space Center on September 17. It will then fly over Florida's Space Coast, then head to the Stennis...

2012-08-28 07:48:59

Media accreditation is open for activities surrounding space shuttle Endeavour's departure from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Sept. 17. Endeavour will be transported atop the NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jet, and land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sept. 20. Journalists can cover a number of operations related to the ferry flight, beginning when the SCA arrives at the Shuttle Landing Facility runway Sept. 11. To accommodate processing times,...

2012-08-28 07:45:42

To welcome space shuttle Endeavour to Southern California, NASA is inviting 40 of its social media followers to a NASA Social Sept. 19-20 at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. Parts of the social will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Endeavour is expected to land at Dryden on Sept. 19 and depart Sept. 20 for Los Angeles International Airport, where it will remain in a hangar until its transfer in October to a permanent home at...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives At Intrepid Museum In NY
2012-06-07 08:21:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com The second of four NASA space shuttles arrived at its new home Wednesday aboard the flight deck of a World War II aircraft carrier on New York´s Hudson River where it will spend its retirement with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The space shuttle Enterprise, which rode on a barge from Jersey City, NJ to Intrepid, was chauffeured by a convoy of vessels including a police boat, and a yellow taxi boat as it sailed up the river passing...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes Final Journey To New York
2012-04-28 03:38:06

For the second time this month, one of the venerable, retired NASA space shuttles embarked on a final journey, as Enterprise spent Friday being ferried by a modified Boeing 747 on a grand tour around a major US city before ultimately arriving at its final resting place. According to reports published by CBSNews.com, Enterprise completed a low-altitude flight over the Hudson River on Friday. Its flight took it past such historic landmarks as the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'