Sneak Peek at Endeavour: The California Story

The California Science Center held a preview of its exhibit on Oct. 25, five days before it will unveil to the public the space shuttle Endeavour's new temporary home near downtown Los Angeles.

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A crew guides the space shuttle Endeavour as it arrives at the hangar in the California Science Center on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Endeavour arrived at the museum after a 12-mile parade with thousands of onlookers ending with a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho, Pool)
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The California Science Center held a preview of its exhibit on Oct. 25, five days before it will unveil to the public the space shuttle Endeavour's new temporary home near downtown Los Angeles.
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The Exposition Park museum was keeping the five-story-tall orbiter closely guarded, but it opened up its related exhibit for a media preview and a gaggle of fifth graders from the Science Center School.
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Endeavour's weekend crawl through the streets of Los Angeles was replayed at its final landing site.
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These tires flew into space on Endeavour's final mission.
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And the museum wants you to touch them! That's something you don't usually see at an exhibit.
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the exhibit focuses in large part on the contributions of Southern California's aerospace industry to the construction of all of NASA's space shuttles, including Endeavour, which was built in Palmdale.
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Information on tickets and exhibit details are at the California Science Center's website.
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