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Map: Endeavour's final frontier will be a road trip across LA

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Not to be outdone by something as low-tech as LACMA's big rock, the space shuttle Endeavour's is set for a non warp speed tour through Los Angeles in the fall.

Next month, the retired space shuttle will return to its Southern California motherland atop a Boeing 747. The aircraft will deposit Endeavour at Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 20, weather permitting, and it will remain there until Oct. 12 when it embarks on a very slow, two-day, 13-mile road trip to the California Science Center.

To accomodate the five-story-tall spaceship's city tour, utilities and other street hazards will need to be removed, officials announced Wednesday.

The Shuttle will travel along Manchester Avenue, Crenshaw Boulevard and Martin Luther King Drive to Exposition Park on the weekend of October 13th. 

The science center provides turn by turn directions:

  • LAX United/Continental Hangar to Northside access road to security gate
  • Exit security gate and travel east on Northside Parkway to Lincoln Boulevard
  • Cross Lincoln Boulevard bearing left onto McConnell Avenue
  • Turn right onto Westchester Parkway to La Tijera Boulevard
  • Turn left onto La Tijera Boulevard to Manchester Avenue
  • Turn right onto Manchester to Crenshaw Drive
  • Turn left onto Crenshaw Drive to Crenshaw Boulevard
  • Continue on Crenshaw Boulevard to Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Turn right on King to Bill Robertson Lane
  • Turn left on Bill Robertson Lane into Exposition Park
  • Travel east into the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center

Endeavour, which completed its 25th mission last year, will go on display as a new exhibit on Oct. 30.  

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