Endeavour makes final trip through US streets

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 18:40 hrs

London, Oct 13 (IANS) The US space shuttle Endeavour is making its final journey - through the streets of Los Angeles, The Sun reported Saturday.

The spacecraft, which flew over 115 million miles in its 20-year career, is being meticulously transported at a speed of just two miles per hour.

In order to get it through the densely built area, some 400 trees had to be cut down and power lines turned off so the 78-tonne whopper can complete its two-day, 12-mile journey to the California Science Center, the newspaper said.

The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings.

More from Sify: