After a cross-country trip strapped on top of a 747, and a cross-town trip towed through the streets of Los Angeles, the space shuttle Endeavour has begun its new life as a museum piece. The Endeavour exhibit at the California Science Center opened to the public Tuesday.
In September Southern California residents watched intently as the space shuttle Endeavour took its maiden voyage in the skies and on the streets of Los Angeles. Visitors are now able to see the spacecraft in her permanent resting place, at the California Science Center. The Endeavour will become the center piece of the 18,000-square-foot building until a new air and space wing opens in about five years. Once that move is complete the shuttle will be displayed vertically, as though it’s ready for take-off.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour goes on display tomorrow (Tuesday) at the California Science Center. The exhibit will open at the Samuel Oschin Air and Science Center Display Pavilion until the center completes construction on its 170,000 square-foot permanent home, The Samuel Oschin Air and Science Center.
Endeavour goes on display Oct. 30, along with a companion exhibit with real artifacts that show how astronauts prepared food, and used the bathroom in space. Want a preview? Check out the slideshow.
Days after the space shuttle Endeavour made its final journey from LAX to the California Science Center, the interest in the orbiter's has not died down.
Off-Ramp's John Rabe and Jerry Gorin went to downtown LA and Altadena, respectively, to catch a glimpse of Endeavour and to talk with enthusiastic Angelenos about the historic event.
The Endeavour is making its final journey through the streets of L.A., and you won't want to miss it. Here are the best spots for photographing the shuttle.
The spacecraft journeys across Los Angeles to the California Science Center. Couldn't see it live? Our photos will take you there.
As Endeavour makes its final journey to its home at the California Science Center, a review of the storied career of NASA's youngest shuttle.
The South Los Angeles streets known as flashpoints of the 1992 L.A. riots will make history again, 20 years later. This time they will provide the route for space shuttle Endeavour’s road trip through the city to its new home, the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
The space shuttle Endeavour will become the centerpiece of an exhibit at the California Science Center. A preview of what's in store when it opens to the public.
George L. Pla is the president and CEO of Cordoba Corporation, the Southern California-based civil engineering firm that planned Endeavour’s journey on city streets.
Challenge coins are a military tradition with hazy roots, but one story dates them back to World War I.
Check out this computer-generated video animation of Endeavour's proposed travel through Los Angeles, nicknamed "Mission 26" and "The Big Endeavour."
The space shuttle Endeavour will take off on its final mission across the streets of L.A. this Thursday night, and we've got the where, when and how to take your own photographs of the historic trek across the city.
The space shuttle Endeavour moves this weekend from LAX to the California Science Center. Here’s a map of the route it will follow for what's being called the final Mission 26.
The space shuttle Endeavour is in Los Angeles, and starting on the night of Thursday, Oct. 11, it begins its final mission, Mission 26: winding its way from LAX to the California Science Center, where it will arrive Saturday night.
The California Science Center and the Los Angeles Police Department are mapping out final logistics for next week’s Space Shuttle Endeavour journey through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour has landed safely in Los Angeles, after giving admirers around the city a chance to take historic photos of its last flight.
Check out our collection of photos you sent to KPCC and to the internet at large from rooftop and hillsides across the state. Possibly a balcony or two. And a beach.
NASA has confirmed earlier reports that the Space Shuttle Endeavour will be delayed due to bad weather.
Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband.
Putting one aircraft on top of another, in this case, makes practical sense. But why would NASA endeavor to add a useless "u" in the spelling of Endeavour?.
The space shuttle Endeavour embarked on its new life as a museum piece Wednesday, leaving behind its NASA home and heading west on the last ferry flight of its kind. Bolted to the top of a jumbo jet, NASA's youngest shuttle departed Kennedy Space Center at sunrise on the first leg of its flight to Los Angeles.
The twice delayed piggyback of a lifetime is expected to fly over Los Angeles on Friday when a modified Boeing 747 strapped with an 85-ton space shuttle does a lap around the city before committing to a location.
The weather today has held up the space shuttle Endeavour’s flight to Los Angeles for a second time.
About 50 traffic signals will have to come down to clear the way for next month’s journey of the Space Shuttle Endeavour through the streets of South Los Angeles.
Inglewood officials said they expect work crews to soon finish removing more than 120 trees to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour's historic 12-mile trek from the LAX to the California Science Center next month.
Many people who live in South L.A. are upset about trees being removed to make way for the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s journey next month. California Science Center executives said Monday that they will increase the number of replacement trees that will be planted in some neighborhoods.
The shuttle's arrival on board a specially-designed cargo jet will involve a roundabout flight over L.A. so plenty of people can see it from the ground. Today's low altitude flights are aimed at figuring out how to get the best pictures of the shuttle during its arrival.
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.
NASA is giving its retiring space shuttles to museums in Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington.