NASA’s Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour is being driven to its new home at the California Science Center today, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. This means a 2 mph drive from LAX airport through the streets of LA to its final destination.
NASA photographer Bill Ingalls took this stunning shot at the start of Endeavour’s stroll through Los Angeles. Here’s what NASA had to say about the photo:
The driver of the Over Land Transporter is seen as he maneuvers the space shuttle Endeavour on the streets of Los Angeles as it heads to its new home at the California Science Center, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the CSC’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Here’s the original hi-res photo of the shuttle being driven through LA.
Posted By Dennis Bonilla