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Space shuttle Endeavour's final journey


Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:44 AM -

This incredible timelapse video is a labour of love for photographer Scott Andrews, who's been shooting space rockets and space shuttles most of this life.

The video, produced for Time Magazine, chronicles space shuttle Endeavour's final journey from Florida to California.

The space shuttle program was retired by NASA in 2011 after 30 years and more than 135 flights by a total of five operational orbiters: Atlantis, Discovery, Challenger, Columbia and Endeavour.

Challenger exploded in mid-launch in 1986, while Columbia broke up on re-entry in 2003.

The three remaining orbiters, along with the prototype, Enterprise, have been earmarked for preservation at a variety of locations across the United States.

Endeavour made it to Los Angeles on the back of a Boeing aircraft last year.

2008 file photo. Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida

2008 file photo. Credit: NASA/Tom Tschida

Then the real logistical challenge began: A three-day journey through almost 20 km of city streets from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Centre.

Click here to read Time's story behind the video.

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