The Space Shuttle Endeavour made its first launch into space in 1992 and completed 25 mission before its last flight in May 2011. This year the Endeavour was transported from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Los Angeles International Airport, where it arrived on September 21st, after a 3 day long transfer on top of NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
On Saturday October 13, 2012 the Toyota Tundra will tow the 300,000 pound Space Shuttle Endeavour the last quarter-mile of its cross-county journey from LAX across the “finish line” to its new home, the California Science Center.
“Endeavour will be towed 12 miles from Los Angeles International Airport to the museum on October 13, and the Tundra will hitch up to the shuttle for the last quarter mile of the trip. The towing rig was made specifically for this event, allowing the full-size Tundra to pull almost 30 times its regular towing capacity.”
The Toyota Tundra assigned to pull the Endeavour has not been modified, does not have special gears in it, and does not have a special transmission… It is the same type of Tundra you can buy straight of the lot here at Toyota of El Cajon.
Watch the countdown and track the progress at The Tundra Endeavour’s website!