Los Angeles: Final Resting Place of Space Shuttle Endeavour

In observance of the 30th anniversary of NASA’s shuttle program, the announcement has finally been made. Space Shuttle Endeavour will spend her retirement in Southern California, on display in the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Are we worthy of such a gift?

Endeavour, also known as OV-105, will launch into space on April 29th for its final mission. STS-134 will deliver theĀ  Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier to the International Space Station. This, in addition to STS-135 is considered to be a bonus flight, as the shuttle program was scheduled to be retired from service after STS-133.

Godspeed, Endeavour. We’ll see you soon.

7 thoughts on “Los Angeles: Final Resting Place of Space Shuttle Endeavour”

  1. Yeah us. We beat out Chicago’s Adler for the honor. We most certainly are deserving as so much of the space program engineering was done here. Even early shuttle flights landed here.

    I can’t wait for it to arrive so I can go see it.

  2. I dunno, if it was a real museum, I’d be jumping for joy…but it’s one of those chain of kiddie science museums that are pretty much just around in order to have a place to show IMax movies and the extra ticket exhibits like the plastic body one. Wonder how much they’ll charge to see the shuttle…wouldn’t put it past them to build a separate building so that you HAVE to pay to go into the museum and then pay to see the shuttle.

  3. Awesome. I love that place and having a space shuttle there will make it even better. Now if we can just get an SR-71…

  4. A priority feature to see when I visit LA for the second time. Sad that Congress refused full funds to NASA for the twin-bird stack. But STS aka the flying bomb kit did as well as could be expected.

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