Space Shuttle Joins Ranks of LA Homeless
Science center needs millions to finish actually building permanent display
After one cross-country plane ride, four weeks in a temporary hangar, and a nightmarish 12-mile, 3-day journey through the city streets of Los Angeles, the Space Shuttle Endeavour finally made it to the California Science Center — it's final resting place after NASA's shuttle program was retired last year.
That's great news!
Except the Science Center isn't fully prepared to the house the 170,000-pound orbiter. It's still missing half (!) of the $200 million needed to cover the cost of transporting the space shuttle and to finish construction on its permanent display site, called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.