Friday, 12 October 2012

Space Shuttle Crawling 12 Miles to California Science Center

Space Shuttle Making 12-Mile Trip to LA Museum


 (Source: Wikipedia.org )


At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour circled the globe at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet.
In retirement, it's crawling along the streets of Los Angeles at a sluggish 2 mph, a pace that rush-hour commuters can sympathize with.

Endeavour's two-day, 12-mile road trip to the California Science Center where it will be put on display kicked off early Friday. Rolled on a 160-wheeled carrier, it left from a hangar at the Los Angeles International Airport, passing diamond-shaped "Shuttle Xing" signs, and reached city streets about two hours later.

More - Link >>> http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/shuttle-crossing-unique-teaching-moment-17454821#.UHisCVG5UUw

Sources: Associated Press, ABC News.

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