Trivia Question 9/20/2012 – Space Shuttle Endeavour

Space Shuttle EndeavourWell, the Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles tomorrow on the back of a 747 and this will mark the last time a Space Shuttle flies.  It will be flown around L.A. before landing at LAX where it will be prepared to be transported to the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles in mid-October. So, with all the hoopla about the Shuttle going on now, I thought I’d give you a trivia question about it.

The Endeavour was the fifth and final space worthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 and its last mission was in May 2011. In all, during its 19 years of service, it flew 25 missions carrying 148 crew members and spent more than 296 days in space.

QUESTION:

How many total orbits of the Earth did the Space Shuttle Endeavour make during its time in space?

ANSWER:

4,671

EXPLANATION:

Those 4,671 orbits equal 122,883,151 miles that the Endeavour has traveled. It’s final trip, scheduled for October 12 and 13th will take it on a 12 mile trip though the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles to its final home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.  It will be put on public display on October 30.

Shuttle Route Map

NET CHECK-IN’s:

A total of 31 people checked into the Net tonight and of those, 0 had the correct answer to the Trivia Question. But the following came closest without going over.  Congratulations to:

  • KF6AVW –David who said 4500
  • W6ELL — Jim who also said 4500

But the winner, who, through Price is Right rules, came closest without going over…

  • KJ6JXL — Alex who said 4502

Thank you to everyone for checking into the Net tonight.

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