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Space shuttle Endeavour  (Source: zmescience.com)
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the California Science Center are still moving forward with the transport

It looks like the California Science Center is barking up the wrong tree with its latest project -- cutting down 400 trees to transport NASA space shuttle Endeavour. 
 
Endeavour, which served nearly 30 years in NASA's space shuttle program and completed 25 missions, was retired in 2011 along with the other two members of the program -- Discovery and Atlantis. All three are now being put on display, where Discovery was sent to the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia and Atlantis was sent to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. 
 
Now, Endeavour will soon be heading to its final resting place, but there's just one problem (actually, more like 400 problems): about 400 trees will have to cut down in order to transport Endeavour to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. It's approximately a 12-mile trip from the Los Angeles airport to the California Science Center, where power lines and traffic will have to be addressed as well.
 
But LA residents aren't upset about possible traffic and power issues during the transport; they're more concerned with the cutting down of 400 tall, old trees. According to some local residents, it would take much too long for the trees to grow back to the point they're at now. 
 
"They are cutting down these really big, majestic trees," said Lark Galloway-Gilliam, a local resident. "It will be beyond my lifetime before they will be tall like this again."
 
However, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the California Science Center don't plan to let 400 trees stop them from having the historic piece of space history on display in their city. The California Science Center even offered to replant twice as many trees in the path that they're cutting. 
 
LA residents countered that cutting the trees isn't only a bad environmental move, but it will also reduce home values in the area. 
 
Endeavour will ultimately make its way to the California Science Center on October 12. 
 

Source: Yahoo News



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RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By FITCamaro on 9/4/2012 10:33:35 PM , Rating: 2
Lol. Good one.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Reclaimer77 on 9/4/2012 10:34:37 PM , Rating: 1
Thanks, a little satire for this humorless bunch of commies :P


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Alexvrb on 9/4/2012 11:09:42 PM , Rating: 3
Please keep your remarks politically correct, sir. Humor impaired bunch of commies.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By mikeyD95125 on 9/5/2012 3:13:58 AM , Rating: 2
Little known fact:

Reclaimer and Fit are actually a couple who had their marriage license revoked because of Prop 8, hence their behest for California.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2012 1:14:48 PM , Rating: 5
I think it's offensive to homosexuals that you mean this as an insult. What's wrong with being gay? If I were gay, Fit would certainly be the kind of person that would attract me. Self reliant, educated, employed, he speaks well and has a backbone and defends his beliefs. He also drives sports cars I believe, lots in common there. What's not to like?


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By FITCamaro on 9/5/2012 2:58:00 PM , Rating: 5
Well this isn't something I expected to read today.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Spuke on 9/5/2012 4:35:20 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Well this isn't something I expected to read today.
LMAO!!


By inperfectdarkness on 9/6/2012 1:08:15 PM , Rating: 2
I don't want to sound gay or anything, but I'd kind of like to make love to you tonight.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By mcrex77 on 9/11/2012 1:20:06 PM , Rating: 2
Guys, I know no one will care, but I have been an avid reader of this site and the various jack ass comments for a LONG time. I had to finally log in to comment, dudes thanks for the laughs. This comment made my month for humor. Great job.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By corduroygt on 9/5/2012 3:34:47 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think it's offensive to homosexuals that you mean this as an insult.

That's rich coming from someone who actively supports a platform for denying homosexuals their rights.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2012 3:44:17 PM , Rating: 2
Didn't you say me and my entire family should die in pain simply because I'm a Republican or whatever? And the "only good Republican is a dead one"? Just..HAHAH!

Cord go eat sh#t and have a nice day. You're actually scaring me with this disturbing obsession you have with me. Psycho alert!


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By corduroygt on 9/5/2012 4:01:59 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Didn't you say me and my entire family should die in pain simply because I'm a Republican or whatever?

No it was because you insulted me in your post, so I returned the favor.

quote:
Cord go eat sh#t and have a nice day.

Well at least I have a full head of hair unlike you, so my days are automatically nicer.


RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Spuke on 9/5/2012 4:36:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Well at least I have a full head of hair unlike you, so my days are automatically nicer.
This is kind of funny Rec77. LOL! Sorry about that.


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