The space shuttle Endeavour had its final mission last week traveling through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home at the California Science Center.
Endeavour traveled 12 miles from LAX to Exposition Park atop a special transporter and tons of people lined the streets to see what was dubbed as Mission 26.
The 85-ton space craft took around 3 days as it made its way at a 2 mile per hour pace, maneuvering the streets to avoid trees and utility poles.
I went to see it on Friday and it was a pretty amazing sight to see something that had spent 296 days in space traveling over 122 million miles at a top speed of more than 13 thousand miles per hour.
The coolest thing I’d have to say about the experience was seeing all the old timers who came out to get a look at Endeavour who were around to see the beginning of space exploration. I imagine it meant a lot to them to be able to see it with their own eyes.
I totally geeked out like a little kid and watched Endeavour’s final mission that night, which is worth the time to skip through. It helps give a perspective of the legacy of NASA and Endeavour, and what can be accomplished by humans.
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