News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City

Endeavour at the Forum: Eyewitness account and photos!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro /Freelance photog -- Endeavour greeted by thousands at the Forum in Inglewood October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro /Freelance photog -- Endeavour greeted by thousands at the Forum in Inglewood October 13, 2012

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is due to arrive at its final home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles today after a slow trek, which began early last Friday,  from Los Angeles International Airport. Along the way the huge orbiter has overcome obstacles and been greeted by crowds of fans — among them freelance photographer and frequent Media City Groove contributor, Terje “Terry” Canavarro.

Here’s Terry’s eyewitness account of Endeavour at the Forum in Inglewood yesterday.

“I parked in the neighborhood nearby the Forum at 9 a.m. and walked about a half mile. I could see the 5 story high tail of the Shuttle beyond the Forum as I approached!  People were slowly swarming toward it from all directions! There was a sense of fun and intrigue and awe from children and adults alike. There was no way to get a photo of the Shuttle and the Forum in the same shot because the street was blocked and surrounded by law enforcement! So I took a few shots from the Forum as(Congresswoman) Maxine Waters spoke. As I was finding my way through the crowd to get closer a couple of gentlemen spoke. I made it to the barrier just as (‘Lost in Space’ actress) June Lockhart started to speak. She gave a tribute to Endeavour in the form of a song. The words were Endeavour’s words saying how she was thankful for letting her serve us in the wondrous skies above us! Then Endeavour slowly made her way slowly up Manchester toward her permanent home as the music played “2001 Space Odyssey” and “I believe I can fly!” It was a powerfully moving experience!”

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance photog -- A young fan acts as photographer during Endeavour stop at the Forum in Inglewood October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro/Freelance photog -- A young fan acts as photographer during Endeavour stop at the Forum in Inglewood October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje"Terry" Canavarro/Freelance photog -- Actress June Lockhart of the 1960s sci-fi TV series, "Lost in Space," made an appearance at the Endeavour Forum event in Ingelwood October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje"Terry" Canavarro/Freelance photog -- Actress June Lockhart of the 1960s sci-fi TV series, "Lost in Space," made an appearance at the Endeavour Forum event in Ingelwood October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro -- Thousands turned out at the Forum in Inglewood to get a close view of Endeavour, before it moved on along Manchester Boulevard to its new home at the California Science Center not too far away October 13, 2012

Photo: Terje "Terry" Canavarro -- Thousands turned out at the Forum in Inglewood to get a close view of Endeavour, before it moved on along Manchester Boulevard to its new home at the California Science Center not too far away October 13, 2012

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.