A space shuttle is standing upright for the first time in more than a decade. Cranes lifted Endeavour off a Los Angeles side street and onto an external tank with solid rocket boosters for display.
A crane will install the space shuttle Endeavour at its California Science Center home early Tuesday morning (Jan. 30), and you can watch the action live.
NASA's last-existing, built-for-flight space shuttle external tank took to the sky, briefly leaving the ground to become part of the California Science Center's space shuttle Endeavour exhibit.
The work to stand up two rockets for the launchpad-like exhibit of NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour has been capped, literally and figuratively, with the addition of two nose cones.
Mary Cleave, who launched twice on the space shuttle before becoming the first woman to head NASA's science division, has died. Cleave was the 10th woman to fly in space and spent 11 days in orbit.
For the second time, the largest part of a space shuttle-era rocket booster has been taken vertical as part of the display of the orbiter Endeavour at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
They may not be as iconic as Endeavour or as large as the orbiter's external tank, but the sight of twin rockets moving through the streets of Los Angeles was enough to once again draw a crowd.
The California Science Center is celebrating the anniversary of space shuttle Endeavour's L.A. trip with the delivery of two very large candles. Solid rocket motors are set to stand with Endeavour.
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