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HONK If Your Truck Towed A Shuttle

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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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The shuttle Endeavour embarked on a new journey Friday night down an LA freeway. Being towed by a Toyota Tundra truck the shuttle made it's way over LA's 405 freeway. Its final destination is the Californian Science Center where it will be placed on display for all to see. The shuttle was flown into LAX where it sat in a parking lot next to Randy's Donuts for 15 hours as it waited for crews to raise power lines so it can be cleared for departure.





Shuttle Endeavour Towed by Toyota Truck Over L.A. Freeway


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LOS ANGELES — Why did the space shuttle cross the road? To get to the other side … of the 405.

Or at least, that was the case for the shuttle Endeavour, which overnight Friday (Oct. 12) was towed by a Toyota Tundra truck over the Los Angeles freeway to complete its first day on its trip to the California Science Center (CSC) for display.

Endeavour, which flew 25 times to space between 1992 and 2011, has launched on the CSC's "Mission 26," a two day, 12 mile (19 kilometer) journey through the city streets of L.A. and Inglewood. Endeavour is expected to arrive at the science center on Saturday night.



Seated behind the 2012 Tundra's steering wheel was Matt McBride, a precision driver whose credits include Toyota commercials as well as Hollywood blockbusters, such as last year's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."

Seated to McBride's right was astronaut Garrett Reisman, who launched aboard Endeavour for his first spaceflight in 2008.


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posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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That's... actually pretty cool.

Toyota's advertising department is gonna love this.



posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Yeah buddy, and that's all it was, just a reason to shoot a commercial but none the less Toyota does own those bragging rights even though the Tundra is clearly not the only truck capable of doing the job of towing the shuttle

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