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Space shuttle Endeavour  (Source:
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 jRaskell on 9/5/2012 2:44:33 PM , Rating: 2
I hope you and all your family get horribly disfigured and in an accident and then die in agony

I am blue, because that's the ONLY way of not being an evil a-hole in this country

I can't help but wonder what you think constitutes an 'evil a-hole'.

Myself, I would consider anyone who would hope entire families endure horrible disfigurement and agonizing death to be an evil a-hole.

RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2012 3:49:17 PM , Rating: 2
This kid gets more radical with every post doesn't he?

I just love the logic that because I'm an "evil Republican", my whole family needs to die with me. For all he knows they could be radical Liberals like him.

Kid needs therapy or something. He sounds like Hitler.

RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By corduroygt on 9/5/12, Rating: 0
RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Spuke on 9/5/2012 5:05:09 PM , Rating: 2
For all he knows they could be radical Liberals like him.
Wish I would've read this before making a comment earlier. Cord is definitely nuts. LOL! I typically vote Republican myself even though I'm not a party member (independent). Guess I need to die too. LOL!

RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By Reclaimer77 on 9/5/2012 5:14:09 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah I kinda think if someone goes THAT much off the deep end here, threatening death and stuff, he should probably be banned. Although it can't really be said Cord ever contributed meaningfully to a discussion, this is just going way too far.

RE: Shuttle Clear Cutting
By corduroygt on 9/5/2012 5:45:05 PM , Rating: 2
You deserved it, bald man.

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