From outer space to LA streets, space shuttle makes its final journey

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RETIRED retired space shuttle Endeavour set of on a journey unlike any of its previous missions when it left Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the city streets.

Endeavour’s 12-mile road trip began shortly before midnight as it crawled at 2 miles per hour (3.2 km per hour) atop a massive wheeled transporter to its retirement home at the California Science Center on the edge of downtown.

Spectators gather to watch the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. Picture: AP
Spectators gather to watch the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles. Picture: AP

After flying on 25 missions between 1992 and 2011, its first stop today was a strip mall parking lot where several hundred spectators gathered.

Endeavour will go on public display after arriving at its destination

 

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