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I Spent the Day Following the Space Shuttle

This is one of those days I say a thankful prayer for. Alongside a huge group of giddy residents, I walked alongside the retired space shuttle Endeavour as it was being transported from the Los Angeles International Airport to its new home at the California Science Center. The move is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. No doubt, more space vehicles will be retired one day, but there will never again be another space shuttle moved through the streets of L.A. Here are some photos (and a video) I took today:

Retired Space Shuttle Endeavour on the last leg of its new home in Los Angeles at the California Science Center.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Name Badge

Closeup of the Endeavour cockpit area and entrance hatch

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s three main engines and two Orbital Maneuvering System pods.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villiagarosa welcoming Endeavour in front of the California Science Center – Oct. 14, 2012

Young girl wears a Space Shuttle inflatable hat behind Endeavour

Walking behind Endeavour and loving the inflatable space shuttle hat!

Luke Wilson must be a fan of the Space Shuttle, too.


Written by Justin Kilmer

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