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My Turn: Moving the Space Shuttle Endeavour from point 'A' to point 'B'

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A national treasure will come to rest in Los Angeles next month.  But at what cost?

The Space Shuttle Endeavour has made its way to California from Florida by plane.  Now it has 12 miles to go through the streets of LA to a park.

It won't be easy.  From wing to wing, the Endeavour takes up 78 feet.  And to get this massive object through the streets of LA to its final resting place, the city of Los Angeles is taking out about 400 trees in its way.

Now, I'm not one of those people who will chain myself to a tall oak to preserve nature.  But, there has to be a better way to accommodate this one-time movement of the shuttle from point "A" to point "B."

I understand there are plans to replenish the destroyed trees.  But I can't help but think of the time and manpower needed to get this massive project done.    

You've heard the old saying, we can put a man on the moon, but we can't …well, you can finish that sentence.

That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at yourturn@wect.com.

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