Space Shuttle Embarks On 12-Mile Trip To LA Museum

7:33 AM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
In this handout provided by NASA, Workers pose for a photograph on the wing of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the space shuttle Endeavour mated on top, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Shuttle Landing Facility on September 18, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era (Bill
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The space shuttle Endeavour is making its final journey to a Los Angeles museum.

The giant spacecraft began its 2-mph crawl through streets near Los Angeles International Airport at about 2 a.m. Friday. Crowds in the neighborhood lined the streets to watch it being hauled past. Some called it a once-in-a-lifetime sight.

About 400 trees and many traffic lights were taken down to make room for the five-story-tall shuttle with its 78-foot wingspan.

The shuttle's 160-wheeled carrier stopped briefly so that crews could prune more trees.

The shuttle will go 3 miles and then stop for nine hours to prepare for a final 9-mile roll the California Science Center.

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