Take Two for October 11, 2012

The space shuttle Endeavour starts its trip to its LA home

Space Shuttle Endeavour Offload at LAX

Handout/Getty Images

In this handout provided by NASA, the Over Land Transporter is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from Nasa's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA on September 22, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning October 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion.

Late tonight the space shuttle Endeavour starts its to its new home at the California Science Center.

The end of the shuttle program has special meaning for Marketplace reporter Bob Moon.

He covered more than 50 shuttle missions over a twenty-year span, as a radio correspondent for The Associated Press.

Bob Moon is senior business correspondent for Marketplace. You can find all of our coverage of Endeavour at kpcc.org/shuttle.


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