Endeavour Finally Reaches Its Permanent Home
12 miles later, the space shuttle arrives at a Los Angeles museum
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2012 5:00 PM CDT
Spectators photograph the space shuttle Endeavour as it slowly moves down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Los Angeles Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.   (Alex Gallardo)

(Newser) – It took much longer than expected, but the Space shuttle Endeavour has finally reached its permanent resting place at a Los Angeles museum. After a 12-mile journey through city streets that included thousands of adoring onlookers, flashing cameras, and even the filming of a TV commercial, Endeavour arrived at the California Science Center today to a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries that had expected it many hours earlier.

The Endeavour was still slowly moving toward a hangar on the grounds of the museum this afternoon. Organizers had planned a slow trip, saying the spacecraft that once orbited at more than 17,000 mph would move at just 2 mph in its final voyage. But that estimate turned out to be generous, with Endeavour often creeping along at a barely detectable pace when it wasn't at a dead stop due to difficult-to-maneuver obstacles like trees and light posts.

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JoeQ
Oct 14, 2012 8:31 PM CDT
I look forward to the opportunity to critique the stylized motif of the first tagger .
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