Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (August 22, 2012) — Space Shuttle Endeavor, in foreground, has been removed from the Orbiter Processing Facility and is ready for attachment to a NASA 747 to fly to its new home in Los Angeles, CA in twenty-nine days. It will be parked in the Vehicle Assembly Building in the interim. Space Shuttle Atlantis, in background, will enter the OPF in preparation for retirement and shutdown. It will go on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex next year. Photo courtesy California Science Center/NASA
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.