The Space Shuttle Endeavour landed at LAX late last month, but that’s not its final resting place after retirement. The Space Shuttle is headed for the California Science Center, and like anyone else who’s planning a cross-town drive in Los Angeles, it’s going to take much longer than you think it should.
The Shuttle left the Westside at dawn on Friday, October 12th and won’t get to Exposition Park until late Saturday night. Here is a schedule for the journey. The shuttle was delayed for hours in Westchester Friday morning, but it is reported to be on schedule now. MomsLA’s Elise Crane Derby took this photo of the shuttle.
Why does it take so much time to move it? As you may have heard, the Shuttle is 5 stories tall and has a 78-foot wingspan, meaning it can’t just drive down any old street without major modifications happening first. Sidewalks are closed, power lines have temporarily been removed, and sadly, many trees had to be cut down to make room for the Shuttle to pass.
Plus I guess it just moves slowly in its old age.
How do you feel about the trees being cut down? Let us know in the comments!
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