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    ET-94 at the Panama Canal on Monday, April 25, 2016.

    Space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 never got to take flight, but it did embark on sea voyage from New Orleans to Los Angeles that took the enormous tank through the Panama Canal.

    The 50-mile engineering marvel connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, considered the world’s greatest shortcut, raises and lowers vessels through a series of locks in the Isthmus of Panama. The tank was transported on a flatbed barge towed by a tugboat.

    Take a look at time-lapse video of the crossing at various points along the route:

    Shuttle Fuel Tank: Aerial ViewShuttle Fuel Tank: Aerial View

    (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

    Shuttle Fuel Tank: Rising Waters in Panama CanalShuttle Fuel Tank: Rising Waters in Panama Canal

    (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

    Shuttle Fuel Tank: On a BargeShuttle Fuel Tank: On a Barge

    (Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016)

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