Thursday, March 6, 2014

Discover L.A.: A visit to the Space

Shuttle Endeavour
January 9th was a special day for the students of the LSI – Northeast Los Angeles campus.  LSI Students were treated to a day of wonder as they were able to lay their eyes on the actual NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. 
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is one of the retired space orbiters used by NASA to perform a large variety of experiments and missions in space.  Endeavour was the fifth and final NASA space shuttle to be built and first flew in May 1992.  After having contributed to the building of the International Space Station (ISS), Endeavour had flown 122,853,151 miles and spent 299 days in space throughout its career.  Its final voyage to space occurred in June 2011.
Shortly after its retirement, NASA announced that Endeavour would go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.  After being flown to LAX, Endeavour traveled 12 miles through the streets of LA in its last journey to its final home.  Many native Los Angelenos who lived along the route, climbed to the top of their roofs to take numerous pictures of a Spaceship traveling past their homes!
Today, people from different corners of the globe can come face-to-face with a piece of Space Exploration history by simply traveling to Los Angeles!

Taken from our monthly e-Newsletter

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