They moved the Space Shuttle Endeavour from the Los Angeles International Airport last weekend. A distance of about 20kms. It took 3 days in total and there was clearance of only millimetres in some cases. They had to raise and lower it as they went.
Here is a time lapse video of 3 days condensed down to 3 minutes. It’s amazing.
In one of them, two young men were playing basketball in the back yard of their house while the Endeavour passed their house out the front. They wouldn’t have been able to see it although it was going so slowly they probably didn’t miss it.
If you look closely, there’s someone hiding on the roof above the basketballers as well. It needs a caption. Got any suggestions?
“The Commonwealth Government in 1901 had 258 pages of regulatory Acts. Today it has more than 100,000 pages.
The Rudd/Gillard Government has introduced 20,000 regulations and regulatory changes to expand its controls over businesses and individuals.”
No wonder it’s so difficult to run a business effectively. In 1901, the government spent 3% of what we as taxpayers earned. Now it’s closer to 25%. But hey, at least we’re getting value for our money…. aren’t we?
This reliance the world has on computers to run everything from the electricity supply to dams and airports, means we have to try and stay ahead of the hackers. The worst part is that many of these attacks appear to be co-ordinated by countries like China
I don’t know about you but I’ve always found LA to be a bit overpowering and just immense.
We usually spend only a night or two there at either end of a trip, preferring to explore other parts of the country. After reading?this article?though, I think I’ll have more of a look around LA next time.