Was that the space shuttle that just went by?
Garnering attention that could make even a movie star blush, thousands of people watched in awe as a quintessential icon of the space age was towed through the streets of
After landing at
LAX airport late last month, the
shuttle Endeavour was carefully loaded onto rolling trailers and maneuvered down roads and across bridges to the
California Science Center, 20 kilometers away.
To many, there was a majesty to the voyage that was beyond description, inspiring people to line the LA streets and wait at windows and balconies to
witness and photograph this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Narrowly avoiding some buildings and trees, the retired shuttle made it safely to its new home and will
soon be ready for permanent display.
Although the journey took place over three days, it has been shortened in the above artistic time-lapse video to about three minutes.
Credit & Copyright:
Los Angeles Times;
Music: Keeper of the Wind