LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibit will be formally opened today in a grand ceremony at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, where it will spend its retirement years.
Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747 that staged a dramatic flyover of Southern California landmarks. Then, it redefined the notion of a slow commute earlier this month with a three- day, 11-mile journey from LAX to the Science Center, drawing an estimated 1 million spectators.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Science Center, L.A. city and NASA officials will join a handful of astronauts and hundreds of schoolchildren this morning at an opening ceremony featuring a dance performance choreographed by Debbie Allen.
Anticipating that Endeavour will be drawing large crowds, the Science Center is asking visitors to reserve times to see the shuttle by going to its website, www.californiasciencecenter.org, or calling
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