Endeavour

Our son (Neil) is in town to visit for a few days. We were looking for things to do besides eat and drink. We decided to go visit the space shuttle Endeavour up at the California Science Center in downtown LA.
 
 The Endeavour was moved to the California Science Center in October 2012. It was quite an event watching the ship move through the streets of LA from LAX to Science Center in downton LA. Here is the Wikipedia Link. Here is a picture of Endeavour on the launch pad.
 

 Currently the Endeavour is on display in a hangar-sized building at the Science Center. There are plans in place to move it outside and display in launch configuration with booster rockets and fuel tank.
 
 Here are some of the pictures that I took.
 


I was impressed on how worn the shuttle looked. High mileage indeed.
 


On the wall in the hangar are posted brief descriptions of all space shuttle missions.
 


The mounting of the space shuttle is on four massive pylons with earthquake resistant disks.
 


The engines have been removed from Endeavour and replaced with nacelles. This is a model of one of the engines.
 
 


Here’s a picture of the space shuttle toilet. There was a video explaining how it was used.
 


Mock up of NASA command center.
 


Where the rubber hits the road (or runway).
 

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Location:Los Angeles, CA

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