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Space shuttle Endeavour

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Space shuttle Endeavour

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour had a very dramatic day yesterday as it flew over California on Friday making its way to LAX. The space shuttle Endeavour spent its first night in its temporary home at a United Airlines hangar at Los Angeles International Airport as it waits for its next adventure which will be one to draw a crowd. The space shuttle is supposed to remain at the United Airlines hangar until October 12 when it is then scheduled to begin a two day journey across the streets of LA.

Endeavour is scheduled to cruise through the wide boulevards of Inglewood and Los Angeles on a journey to its new home at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Display Pavilion. The move from LAX to the science center is going to be like a parade as the space shuttle moves along the busy broke streets of LA. Furthermore reporters have said that both trees and traffic lights had to be removed in order to prepare for the trip.

Space shuttle Endeavour

Space shuttle Endeavour

Endeavor touched down in LA friday catching a ride on a Boeing 747. Giant cranes went ahead and lifted the spacecraft off of the modified Boeing 747 overnight and than attached it to a special transporter. The cranes had to lift and then gently lower a giant 37,000 pound yellow sling that was used to lift the 78 ton shuttle from the airplane. The special transporter will be the one to take the space shuttle over to the Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be retired and welcomed home. Soon after landing in LAX the crew of the Boeing 747 carrying the space shuttle put up a U.S. flag on the jet’s rooftop hatch.

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Space shuttle Endeavour

Space shuttle Endeavour

 

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