Los Angeles, CA, October 13, 2012… Before a crowd of tens of thousands of public spectators, the Endeavour Space Shuttle rolled up to the famous Inglewood Forum near Los Angeles, CA, to the exhilarating music of 2001 A Space Odyssey and where a special program celebrated its homecoming. There, Eagle Eyes® Optics participated as one of four sponsors in a half-hour program to celebrate the Endeavour’s historic and final voyage to the California ScienCenter. With a wing span of 78 feet, and a height of 5 stories, this trek was no easy task for the city of Los Angeles, and was years in the planning. Ironically, the Endeavour which once orbited Earth nearly 4,700 times, and traveled over 120,000,000 miles, at over 17,000 mph made its final 12-mile journey at just 2mph, but with millions of happy spectators in awe lining the streets waiting well into the night and early morning hours.
Demonstrating just one example of space-transfer technology brought back to Earth, Astronaut Walt Cunningham, took center stage on what was also the 44th anniversary of his Apollo-7 mission. “I’ve long maintained an appreciation for technologies developed from NASA’s space explorations that benefit human-kind,” noted Colonel Cunningham. “Eagle Eyes® represent a true example of state-of the-art space transfer technology that has afforded millions here on Earth the eye protection they need from harmful solar and blue-light radiation.” Endeavour’s last pilot, Greg Johnson, “Lost in Space” actress June Lockhart and several City and State dignitaries were also present to begin one of the most momentous events Los Angeles, and possibly the world, has ever seen.
“Words cannot express the excitement I felt this day to see the Endeavour Shuttle make its grand entrance to this event and then leave for its final voyage to the California ScienCenter. To know that the Endeavour’s missions, and so many others before it, played a role in the making of our products, is indeed overwhelming to our company” states Alan Mittelman, CEO of Eagle Eyes.
Eagle Eyes® Sunglasses were developed from original NASA optic technology, are certified by the Space Foundation and were recently inducted into the Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame for their unique UV and blue-light eye protection properties. With the arrival of the Endeavour Shuttle to Los Angeles this year, Eagle Eyes® announced its Endeavour Sunglass Collection to honor this historic ship and event and the history of space-transfer technology.
For more information on Eagle Eyes® Sunglasses and their new Endeavour Collection, please contact the corporate offices at 1-818-225-7765 or Kathy McLeod, Marketing Manager at Kathy@eeo.com