Retired Space Shuttle Endeavour traveled Oct. 12-13 to the California Science Center

By the Numbers: Space Shuttle Endeavour

By Olsen Ebright
|  Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012  |  Updated 8:26 PM PDT
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Some Along Endeavour Route Unhappy

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May 16, 2011: In this handout provided by NASA, space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Endeavour's Move: "Everything's in Shape"

California Science Center president and CEO Jeff Rudolph discusses this weekend's move for space shuttle Endeavour from LAX. Rudolph spoke with NBC4's Whit Johnson and Alycia Lane on the NBC4 News at noon on Oct. 8, 2012.

Some Along Endeavour Route Unhappy

Some people in Inglewood are upset that they won't be able to view the shuttle Endeavour's final ground journey through their neighborhoods, which saw hundreds of trees cut down to make way. Officials are saying viewing opportunities will be extremely limited. Michelle Valles reports from South Los Angeles for the NBC4News at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2012.
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Take a look at some of the numbers behind Endeavour, NASA's retired space shuttle that now calls Los Angeles home:

  • Length: 122 feet
  • Width: 78 feet
  • Height: 58 feet
  • Empty Weight: 151,205 pounds
  • Weight with main engines installed: 172,000 pounds
  • Flights: 25
  • Days in space: 299
  • Orbits: 4,671
  • Mileage: 122,883,000 miles
  • Total number of fliers: 173
  • First flight: May 7, 1992
  • Final landing: June 1, 2011
  • Arrival in LA: Sept. 21, 2012
  • Exhibit opens at California Science Center: Oct. 30, 2012
  • Distance traveled from LAX to California Science Center: 12 miles
  • Travel days on LA roads: 2
  • Steel plates installed on LA roads to accommodate shuttle transfer: 2,700
  • Tree cuts down in Inglewood to accommodate shuttle transfer: 128
  • Replacement trees to be planted in Inglewood: 256
  • Science Center's greening improvements donation to Inglewood: $500,000
  • Tree cuts down in LA to accommodate shuttle transfer: 265
  • Replacement trees to be planted in Inglewood: 530
  • Science Center's greening improvements donation to LA: $1,000,000

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