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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Photos of the Day #2: ET-94 Arrives in Exposition Park!

With the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the background, ET-94 finally comes to a stop at Exposition Park near the California Science Center...on May 21, 2016.

Just before 7 PM (Pacific Time), yesterday, a truck towing the space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 pulled up onto a grassy area right next to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, Endeavour's current home, at the California Science Center. This marked the end to an almost 12-hour journey that I spent following the giant NASA flight artifact as it slowly made its way from Inglewood to its permanent home in downtown Los Angeles. Here are some pics (out of almost 200 that I took yesterday) of the external tank as large crowds gathered around it to snap photos and take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Posing with ET-94 as it came to a temporary stop on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles...on May 21, 2016.

ET-94 will spend the next two years undergoing refurbishment outside Endeavour's pavilion...prior to being mated to the retired orbiter and twin Solid Rocket Boosters (that are still in storage at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert) in preparation for their eventual display inside the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, scheduled to open in 2019. Stay tuned.

Cruising down Manchester Avenue, ET-94 passes by The Forum in Inglewood on May 21, 2016.

ET-94 makes a turn from Manchester Avenue to Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles...on May 21, 2016.

ET-94 comes to a temporary stop alongside an office building on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles...on May 21, 2016.

Entering Exposition Park, ET-94 is about to pass by the Los Angeles Swimming Stadium and the Coliseum...on May 21, 2016.

ET-94 passes by the Coliseum on May 21, 2016.

ET-94 comes to a final stop outside the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, Endeavour's current home, at the California Science Center...on May 21, 2016.

A night shot of ET-94 with the L.A. Natural History Museum and Samuel Oschin Pavilion in the background...on May 21, 2016.

Another night photo of ET-94 with the Samuel Oschin Pavilion behind it...on May 21, 2016.

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