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Space shuttle Endeavour rolls into new LA home at museum

Published on Oct 15, 2012 6:16 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The retired space shuttle Endeavour rolled into its retirement home at a museum early on Sunday, in the conclusion of a slow-motion parade through the narrow streets of Los Angeles.

Endeavour arrived at about 10.45am (1.45am Singapore time, Monday) at Exposition Park, the site of the California Science Centre where the shuttle will go on permanent display on Oct 30 inside a pavilion.

"I'm so glad to be living to see this," said Los Angeles native Shirley Green, 78, who was on hand, wearing an American flag scarf, to watch the shuttle arrive at its new home.

Endeavour nosed out of Los Angeles International Airport before dawn on Friday for the 19 trip to its retirement home. Organisers had expected the shuttle to complete its journey by Saturday evening but it fell behind schedule as crews had to make late adjustments to clear room for it.

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