Last journey for shuttle Endeavour

It was a surreal sight for Los Angeles residents: a hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it crept toward retirement. Endeavour trundled along Saturday on its 12-mile journey at a top speed of 2 mph to its final destination  the California Science Center, where it will be the centerpiece of a new exhibit. Hundreds of camera-toting spectators gaped as the 170,000-pound shuttle inched by with its tail towering over streetlights and its wings spanning the roadway. Enlarge photo

WALLY SKALIJ/Los Angeles Times

It was a surreal sight for Los Angeles residents: a hulking space shuttle strutting down city streets, pausing every so often to get its bearings as it crept toward retirement. Endeavour trundled along Saturday on its 12-mile journey at a top speed of 2 mph to its final destination the California Science Center, where it will be the centerpiece of a new exhibit. Hundreds of camera-toting spectators gaped as the 170,000-pound shuttle inched by with its tail towering over streetlights and its wings spanning the roadway.

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