Endeavour in Extreme Detail: See Shuttle as Never Before—And Never Again
As shuttle braves Los Angeles highways, new pictures put you in the driver's seat.
The shuttle's road trip from a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where it's been housed since a cross-country flight last month, to the California Science Center (CSC) is only 12 miles (19 kilometers) long but has required months of planning.
City workers have had to reinforce city streets with steel plates to withstand Endeavour's 170,000 pounds (77,110 kilograms) and remove more than 400 trees, 200 streetlights, and nearly 60 traffic signals to make way for the five-story-tall orbiter.
"Never before has an item of this size traversed our city streets," Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement.
(See more zoomable panoramas of space shuttles.)
To provide an unprecedented look at Endeavour and the other retired space shuttles, both