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Mountain View Police Department
Wednesday September 19th, 2012 :: 11:29 a.m. PDT


TRAFFIC ALERT: Space Shuttle Endeavor flyover event may impact traffic in and around Moffett Field this Friday morning.

On Friday at 9am NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour will be doing a low altitude flyover of NASA/Moffett Field. It will be piggy-backed on a 747 and will make at least one pass.

NASA/Moffett Field expects upwards of 8,000 spectators as the event will be free and open to the public. Moffett gates will open at 6:30am.

Because the event occurs during regular commuting hours, it is anticipated that it will increase traffic on nearby surface streets as well as major highways including U.S.101, Highways 85 and 237. Attendees are encouraged to take mass transit or carpool. If driving, use the Ellis Gate by taking 101 to the Ellis exit and drive east on Ellis towards the Ellis Gate (as of this morning, NASA advises that they have reached their cap on car passes so attendees are highly encouraged to take public transportation).

Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to perform low-level flyovers at about 1,500 feet above locations along the planned flight path over northern California, passing near Ames and various landmarks in multiple cities en route to its permanent home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Endeavour is mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday morning but NASA pushed it back 24hrs due to unfavorable weather conditions


Please remember:
- This is an outdoor event. Please be sure to wear proper clothing/footwear and anticipate weather changes
- The Boeing 747 will be flying at 1,500 feet above the viewing area; hearing protection is recommended
- As this is an open public event, please plan for traffic delays
- Entry at the main gate for NASA Ames and the Shuttle Flyover Event require government-issued picture identification (e.g. drivers license for vehicle driver) along with a printed ticket for the event [vehicle pass]. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a government- issued picture identification
- Unauthorized entry upon any NASA real property of installation is prohibited. (14 CFR 1204.1004)
- Your entry into, continued presence on, or exit from, this installation is contingent upon your consent to inspection of person and property. (14 CFR 1204.1003)
- Unauthorized introduction of weapons or dangerous materials is prohibited
- Unless specifically authorized by NASA, you may not carry, transport, introduce, store, or use firearms or other dangerous weapons, explosives or other incendiary devices or other dangerous instruments or material likely to produce substantial injury or damage to persons or property. (14 CFR 1204.1003)
- Possession of firearms or dangerous weapons is strictly prohibited
- No alcohol permitted
- Smoking is allowed in designated areas only; there is absolutely no smoking allowed on the airfield
- Animals, other than certified service animals, are prohibited from the event

More info from NASA at

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Mountain View, CA 94041

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