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Space Shuttle Endeavour – the first and final photos

by | 13th, October 2012

THE 75-tonne Space Shuttle Endeavour used to travel at 17,500mph. It took eight and a half minutes to reach that speed from zero on its 25 missions into space. It went a tad slower as it passed through Los Angeles on its way to the California Science Centre. Endeavour clocked up 123m miles in space. It never had to deal with LA’s roads:

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour slowly moves along city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. It's a surreal sight residents won't soon forget: A hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it creeps toward retirement. Endeavour's terrestrial journey began before dawn Friday when it departed from the Los Angeles International Airport, rolling on a 160-wheeled carrier past diamond-shaped "Shuttle Xing" signs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 



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