I don’t think this got shared earlier on BoardingArea, but I found a great video of Space Shuttle Endeavor’s trip to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. This video, courtesy of Los Angeles Times, shows the shuttle starting out (amusingly) in a United maintenance hangar at LAX, being moved past the iconic Randy’s Donuts sign, making a close call navigating a tree, and finally arriving at its new home. I’ve been looking for a video like this for a while, rather than a series of still photos.
Science museums are one of my favorite destinations while traveling. I’m not really a fan of the California Science Center (it pales in comparison to the California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium, both in San Francisco), so much so that I wonder how they got a hold of it. But you can be sure I’ll be stopping to see it the next time I have an opportunity in the area. I already was able to see the Enterprise twice, once at the Udvar-Hazy center near Dulles before it was switched out with Discovery, and again when it was being delivered to the Intrepid Museum. Hopefully I’ll be able to make another run to Udvar-Hazy to see Endeavor during a long layover.