After Enterprise was placed in New York, Discovery in the Smithsonian, and Atlantis remained home at Kennedy; Endeavour has finally reached its final resting place. NASA flew it all over California last month, but it’s been sitting at LAX until they were able to cut down enough trees so they could slowly drive it down the streets to get to the California Science Center. And it was a very slow drive.
The Shuttle departed the airport, on the ground, a little after 9:00am on Saturday with an estimated arrival at the museum just after dusk. But things didn’t exactly go as planned. Due to some trees still needing to be trimmed, and one section of the trip that required them to zig-zag the shuttle down the street to avoid some tree they wouldn’t cut down; the Shuttle didn’t arrive at the Science Center until around 6:00am Sunday morning.
That’s more than 20 hours to slowly move the Space Shuttle a few miles down the road. People turned out in droves to see the shuttle one last time.