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December 10, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Amateur radio operators and astronomers closely tracked the supposedly secret flight of the space shuttle Atlantis last week, listening in on cockpit conversations and photographing the deployment of the shuttle's classified spy satellite cargo, according to a reliable trade journal.
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December 10, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Amateur radio operators and astronomers closely tracked the supposedly secret flight of the space shuttle Atlantis last week, listening in on cockpit conversations and photographing the deployment of the shuttle's classified spy satellite cargo, according to a reliable trade journal.
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September 19, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
The space shuttle Endeavour circled Earth 4,671 times in its 25 missions to space. But its final loop on Friday will present something somewhat alien to the spacecraft: the Los Angeles commuter. Perched atop a modified Boeing 747, the orbiter will circle Southern California on Friday morning before landing at Los Angeles International Airport midday. The shuttle will fly 1,500 feet over several area landmarks, including the Getty Center, Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios.
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