Last Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Start Journey To Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 15 2016, 9:48am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Last Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Start Journey to Los Angeles
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  • Final Defunct Space Shuttle Fuel Tank headed for Los Angeles

The ET-94 is the last unflown space shuttle fuel tank and it is on a journey through the streets that will land it in LA soon.

The starting point was New Orleans. It began its trail through a piggyback ride atop a barge. This baby is 15 stories high and weighs 32.5 tons.

It will be earthbound for all purposes since from now onwards it will be set for display in California. The space shuttle spare part is well on its way to retirement. The journey began in April of 2015.

According to LATimes, a large group of technicians managed to push the huge lump of metal onto the barge. It has a rusty color. This fuel tank will traverse the Panama Canal.

It will get to have a brief stay in Marina del Rey. Finally, the endless journey to LA will take place. The fuel tank will reach its final resting place, the museum, by the end of next month. It is indeed a cool piece of equipment.

As a remnant of the space shuttle, it is a reminder of the early forays into space by NASA. The people of LA will come in flocks and droves to see this object of interest.

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