LOS ANGELES (AP) – Space shuttle Endeavour has hit the streets again after a nine-hour layover in a Los Angeles shopping center’s parking lot.
Endeavour’s terrestrial journey began before dawn Friday when it departed from the Los Angeles International Airport, rolling on a 160-wheeled carrier.
Over two days, it will trundle 12 miles 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.
The shuttle pulled of a massive feat of parallel parking by backing into a shopping center parking lot for a layover as crowds cheered on. Endeavour ventured off again Friday afternoon toward the suburb of Inglewood.
Manhattan Beach family therapist Janet Dion was among the hundreds of spectators who turned out for the surreal site, and says “You can sense the magnitude of where it’s been.”