The Last Journey of the Space Shuttle Endeavour #SpaceSaturday
Space is like history. What we see of space, what space means means, and who gets to tell the story of space story changes with every new era. Sometimes the end of an era is invisible and we only notice it later, when academics figure out how to write nonfiction books with fun covers about the transition. But some are obvious, and one of the most obvious transitions was the spectacle of the space shuttle Endeavor cruising its way into history along the streets of Los Angeles. Here’s more from The Atlantic:
The space shuttle Endeavour is on its last mission today, a 12-mile creep through Los Angeles city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier. It is passing through neighborhoods and strip malls, headed toward its final destination, the California Science Center in South Los Angeles. At times, the shuttle has barely cleared trees, houses and and street signs along a course heavily prepared for the trip. The move will cost an estimated $10 million, according to the Exposition Park museum. Gathered here are a few images of Endeavour’s last journey.
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