Today, the shuttle Endeavour will be delivered to LAX after a flyover tour of the Los Angeles skies, where it will then be housed for a rest and a bit of a cleanup after its long trip across country.
The shuttle will then make its way across town to its final resting place. Endeavour will be moved along the streets of Los Angeles (La Tijera, Manchester, Crenshaw, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards) to its final destination at the California Science Center.
Endeavour completed its final mission with a landing at the Kennedy Space Center on June 1, 2011. Over its flight career, Endeavour flew 122,853,151 miles and spent 299 days in space.
An interesting fact I just learned was the United States Congress authorized the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was lost in the launch accident in 1986.
Check out this time lapse video of Endeavour being loaded onto a 747 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its trip to Los Angeles.
Be sure to keep your eyes to the sky and check out this once in a lifetime event…should be very cool to see such a spectacular symbol of what mankind is capable of.
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