Get Up Close and Personal With the Endeavor Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle Exhibit

Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

[Alvin Brickman for Metrosetter Wire]

Looking for something to do during those off hours in Los Angeles during your business trip? If you weren’t lucky enough to see the Endeavor Space Shuttle during it’s 3-day, 12-mile journey through the streets of Los Angeles, there’s still hope for you yet! Starting October 30, 2012, guests of the California Science Center will be able to get a very personal look at the 122-foot-long Endeavor Space Shuttle and its history in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion. A great activity for your day off in the city!

The California Science Center’s official description:

Guests who come to see Endeavour will begin their experience in Endeavour: The California Story, a companion exhibit featuring images and artifacts that relate the shuttle program to California, where the orbiters were built. Following their visit to The California Story, guests will be directed to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion to see Endeavour….

Endeavour: The California Story celebrates Endeavour’s many scientific achievements and its strong connection to California, where all the orbiters were built. The California Story includes images of Endeavourunder construction locally in Palmdale and Downey, as well as artifacts that flew into space aboard Endeavour. Dramatic video programs, such as one of the shuttle assembly, rollout and launch convey the emotion and power of Endeavour….

In the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, guests will be able to see Endeavour up close and discover some of the science behind this amazing vehicle.The pavilion will feature images and video to introduce guests to Endeavour’s past missions and the crews who flew them.

The Samuel Oschin Pavilion will be Endeavour’s temporary home until 2017.

Check out this cool time lapse video from the Los Angeles Times of Endeavor’s journey through the streets of Los Angeles, from LAX, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

Visit CaliforniaScienceCenter.org for more information about the exhibit.

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