Sunday, March 17, 2013

Retired space shuttle Endeavour is at home in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times/Kate Mather, 3/12/13.  "Space Shuttle gives California Science Center an attendance boost."

Space Shuttle Endeavour
More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour made its debut just over four months ago, far surpassing officials' expectations for the Exposition Park museum.

Space shuttle is a museum star
Endeavor is shuttled over Golden Gate bridge
....  Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles in September 2012 after a celebratory flight piggybacking on a modified 747 over the southern United States and major California landmarks. In October, it crawled along city streets from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center, a delicate three-day operation that drew hundreds of thousands of spectators.

....  For now, Endeavour is in a temporary display pavilion. But museum officials are busy drawing up plans for the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a wing expected to open in about five years.  Read article.

Reference -  California Science Center, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA, open every day of the week, 10 am to 5 pm.  Wikipedia, State agency science center and museum. 

Reference - space shuttle. Endeavor Space Shuttle exhibit.  Wikipedia, history of Endeavor..

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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