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In PHOTOS: Space shuttle Endeavour's road trip

Last updated on: October 16, 2012 08:22 IST

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Space shuttle Endeavour has finally rolled into its retirement home at the California Science Center after it paraded through the streets of Los Angeles.

After a 19-km road trip, Endeavour arrived at the museum on Sunday -- about 17 hours behind schedule.

Now at the California Science Center, the shuttle will go on permanent display on October 30 inside a pavilion.

Rediff.com takes a look at the final journey of the 78-tonne vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera to the LA museum. 

Members of a work crew guide the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour as it enters a hanger at the California Science Center.

Endeavour rolled into its retirement home at the Center early on Sunday, in the conclusion of a slow-motion parade through the narrow streets of Los Angeles.

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Photographs: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/Pool/Reuters

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The retired Space Shuttle Endeavour is seen as it arrives to a hanger in the California Science Center, in Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/Pool/Reuters

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Members of a work crew guide the retired Space Shuttle Endeavour as it enters a hanger to be named the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, at the California Science Center.

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Photographs: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/Pool/Reuters

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A police officer watches as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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People watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.


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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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A man takes a photo as Space Shuttle Endeavour travels to the California Science Center.


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Photographs: Rick Loomis/Pool/Reuters

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A plane flies over the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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A woman looks out a window as she watches Space Shuttle Endeavour make its way from Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles.

Endeavour nosed out of Los Angeles International Airport before dawn on Friday as it began a two-day journey at 3.2 km per hour atop a massive wheeled transporter to its retirement home at the California Science Center.


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Photographs: Joe Klamar/Pool/Reuters

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Space Shuttle Endeavour stops in front of Randy's Donuts as it's transported on Manchester Avenue while being moved from Los Angeles International Airport to its retirement home at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.

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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Crowds of people watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is transported on Manchester Avenue while being moved from Los Angeles International Airport to its retirement home at the California Science Center.


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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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A woman leans over a fence to catch a glimpse of Space Shuttle Endeavour making its way from Westchester square to Randy's Donuts during its final ground journey in Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Joe Klamar/Pool/Reuters

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People watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour makes its way from Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Joe Klamar/Pool/Reuters

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Space Shuttle Endeavour makes a right turn onto Manchester Avenue while being moved from Los Angeles International Airport to the Los Angeles museum.

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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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Spectators watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour being moved to the California Science Center.


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Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Crowds watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour pass by the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Bill Robertson Lane during the final leg of the journey to its new home at the California Science Center.

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Photographs: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

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A police officer stands near space shuttle Endeavour as it leaves Los Angeles International Airport and is transported on city streets to the science center.


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Photographs: Jason Redmond/Reuters

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A sign welcoming the space shuttle Endeavour sits in the middle of Lincoln Boulevard outside Los Angeles International Airport.

The roads were closed to move the shuttle to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter in a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport.

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.

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Photographs: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout/Reuters

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The Over Land Transporter is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport.

Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.


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Photographs: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout/Reuters

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The space shuttle Endeavour, secured atop the modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes to the skies on its departure from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Florida in this NASA handout image.


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Photographs: Bill Ingalls/NASA/Handout/Reuters

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The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida in this September 19, 2012 NASA handout photo. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner was flying Endeavour to Los Angeles.


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Photographs: Robert Markowitz/NASA/Handout/Reuters
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Space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


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Photographs: NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout/Reuters

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The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over Houston, Texas in this September 19, 2012 NASA handout photo.


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Photographs: Sheir Locke/NASA/Handout/Reuters

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies by the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory as it arrives in Los Angeles on the back of a 747 en route to Los Angeles International Airport.


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Workers pose for a photograph on the wing of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the space shuttle Endeavour mated on top, at the Kennedy Space Center, Shuttle Landing Facility in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


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The Space Shuttle Endeavour does a flyby of Los Angeles International Airport on the back of a 747 before making flybys at other locations in Los Angeles, California.


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People watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour's wing passes by their homes as it is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Traymond Harris and Ryan Hudge play basketball as Space Shuttle Endeavour travels to the California Science Center on Crenshaw Ave in Inglewood.


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Photographs: Wally Skalij/Pool/Reuters

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Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012.



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