Space Shuttle Endeavour To Retire In Los Angeles
The California Science Center in Los Angeles will be the permanent home of space shuttle Endeavour after the orbiter retires this year, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden announced on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch.
Endeavour is scheduled to lift off for its final mission on April 29.
Bolden also named where the remainder of the fleet will end up:
- Discovery, which retired after completing its final mission in March, will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia.
- The Smithsonian in turn will hand over Enterprise, a test orbiter, to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.
- Atlantis, targeted to fly the last shuttle mission on June 28, will be displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.