Did you hear the story about the space shuttle moving 2 MPH through the streets of Los Angeles? If you live in this city, it was hard to miss the news. My friends and I decided that this was too big of an opportunity to skip since it's such an unusual moment in history and we had to be there. The day was long because the journey to the California Science Center was slower than anticipated: trees, a mechanical malfunction, and power lines slowed the trip. We figured this was a two-hour field trip, instead it was a six-hour adventure.
We lost one friend along the way who left out of boredom, but the rest of us replenished with delicious Louisiana Fried Chicken and hung out with the rest of anxious crowd in the Krispy Kreme parking lot. Yep, it was a glamorous day. Once we realized the shuttle wasn't going to make it to our location until 8 p.m., we decided to hit the road and go meet the Endeavour ourselves. About a mile and a half down the road, we were greeted with one of the most awesome sites I have ever seen. It was well worth the sun, the crowds, and the wait.
I've never been much of a science geek, but I think my face says it all while it drove by.
If you missed the Endeavour trip through the streets of LA, the exhibit opens at the California Science Center on October 30th.
Guess who quit halfway through the day?
Photos courtesy of Matthew Troyer. They may not be used without permission.