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Space shuttle Endeavour met with awe on trip through Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The retired space shuttle Endeavour rolled through Los Angeles at a tortoise-like crawl on Friday, squeezing through narrow streets as it headed to its new permanent home at a local museum. Full story

Endeavour rolls down the streets of LA

   Space Shuttle Endeavour leaves LAX and heads down the streets of LA en route to the California Science Center. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

Endeavour's new home honors philanthropist

When NASA's space shuttle Endeavour lands at the California Science Center in Los Angeles this fall, it will be displayed in a temporary exhibit, and later a new museum facility named for an entrepreneur, explorer and philanthropist. Full story

Space Shuttle Pink Slip in Hand, LA Plans 'Mother of All Parades' for Endeavour

LOS ANGELES — Space shuttle Endeavour's transfer from NASA to the California Science Center for its public display was signed and sealed Tuesday (Oct. 11). Now all that remains for the retired orbiter is for it to be delivered — a feat local leaders promise will be as large a spectacle as it is a ch Full story

New or newly improved: 6 museums for spring

From California to the East Coast, cultural institutions focusing on everything from family fun to fine art are opening their doors, unveiling new exhibits and welcoming visitors. Full story

California museum celebrates ecosystems

Stand in the path of a flash flood. Roam around a kelp forest. Nearly 10 years in the making, the $165 million Ecosystems Experience opens this week at the California Science Center. Full story

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