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MOVING DAY FOR SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR AT THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER




Space Shuttle Endeavour is on the move again. The shuttle, covered in a protective white wrapping like an aerodynamic egg, will make another giant leap toward its final destination Friday when it is slowly transported across Exposition Park so crews can delicately lift it into launch position at its new home on the California Science Center campus.

Shuttle moving day is just one part of the plan to display the shuttle in its upright launch position at the Science Center's new 200,000-square-foot Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The addition will nearly double the Science Center's educational exhibition space and include three multi-level galleries, themed for air, space and shuttle. Endeavour's move comes 13 years after it retirement. The 122-foot-long shuttle will be moved Friday on a self-propelled transporter at a crawl toward its new home. Early next week, it will be lifted into upright position by a 450-foot-tall crane.

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