Endeavour Secured To Over Land Transporter
An airplane is seen taking off as space shuttle Endeavour is secured to the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.
Photo Credit: NASA/Paul E. Alers