Photos: Space Shuttle Endeavour Travels Through the Streets of Los Angeles to its New Home

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The space shuttle Endeavour at Randy’s Donuts. photo by Jonathan Alcorn / Reuters via The Atlantic

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, the space shuttle Endeavour traveled 12 miles through the streets of Los Angeles, pulled by a stock half-ton Toyota Tundra (video), to move from Los Angeles Airport to its new home at the California Science Center. The shuttle will soon be part of the Center’s Endeavour: The California Story, a “companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built.” There are several online image galleries of the shuttle’s historic move, including at The Atlantic (link), The New York Times (link), and NASA (link). We recently posted about the Endeavour’s final flight over the San Francisco Bay Area (link) and Disneyland (link).

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A technician for the Over Land Transporter (OLT) carrying the space shuttle Endeavour signals how much room is available between a tree and the orbiter’s wing…

photo by Carla Cioffi / NASA

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photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA

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photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA

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Cable technicians raise their cherry pickers in order to watch and photograph the space shuttle Endeavour as it is maneuvered through the streets of Inglewood…

photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA

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Members of the LAPD walk ahead of the space shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles as the shuttle heads to its new home at the California Science Center, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA

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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen as it is maneuvered past a mural on Crenshaw Blvd. while on its way to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA

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photo by Chris Carlson / AP Photo via The Atlantic

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