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10 Hot Shots from the Space Shuttle Endeavour's Drive Through LA

October 15, 2012 at 11:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

This last Saturday, the Space Shuttle Endeavour caused a little Los Angesles gridlock of its very own, traveling on the Over Land Transporter (OLT) for 12 miles through the city in order to reach its new home at the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion. No surprise that it was 10 hours late.

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. The public will be able to visit the Shuttle at the CSC beginning October 30. For more images of Endeavour both on the LA streets and during her fly days, check out the Endeavour Flickr Group.

It also shouldn't come as any surprise that NASA themselves scored the best images from the entire drive, posting them to their Flickr. Hey, NASA may not have flying Space Shuttles anymore, but they do have a killer Flickr stream! From the NASA shots and a few others, we chose 10 images you just have to see:

[jwcoke]

[Toyota UK]

[ATOMIC Hot Links]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[NASA/Bill Ingalls]

[All photos: Flickr Creative Commons]

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