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News Archive / Tagged: California Science Center

  • NASA, Orbital ATK provide boosters for Endeavour exhibit

    Jason RhianMarch 31st, 2017

    Not everyone had the chance to see the Space Shuttle fully stacked with its external tank and SRBs; those that have usually came away awestruck at the power and size of the vehicle. Soon, guests who visit the California Science Center will have the opportunity to walk away with similar feelings, and it's partly thanks to the efforts of NASA and Orbital ATK.

  • Journey’s End: ET-94 arrives at California Science Center

    Matthew KuhnsMay 21st, 2016

    MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Under the light of a full Moon and followed by a full jazz band, astronauts, dancers, and revelers in full Mardi Gras-style apparel, ET-94 left the dock at Marina Del Rey and started its 16.5-mile (26.5 km) journey to its new home at the California Science Center. Leading the revelry was Lynda Oschin and numerous astronauts proudly wearing their blue flight jackets and mission patches.

  • Final Journey: Last Space Shuttle External Tank arrives in California

    Matthew KuhnsMay 19th, 2016

    MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Under low clouds, ET-94 moved into Marina Del Rey, east of Los Angeles. After moving slowly through the harbor, the barge was tied to the dock around 8 a.m. PDT on May 18. It has been a long and eventful journey from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Endeavour’s Final Voyage

    Heather SmithMay 16th, 2014

    On this day in 2011, space shuttle Endeavour took its final voyage to space carrying aboard six astronauts, two critical instruments for the International Space Station, and four major milestones.