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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibition in Los Angeles

Space shuttle Endeavour exhibition in Los Angeles
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Space shuttle Endeavour exhibition in Los Angeles
The space shuttle Endeavour exhibit opens to the public with a grand opening ceremony at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The Orbiter arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747. Then earlier this month nearly 1 million spectators looked on as Endeavour was transported on city streets during a three-day 11-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the Science Center. (AFP)

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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin greets school children
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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin greets school children
NASA astronaut Leland Melvin greets school children for the opening of the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the Oschin pavilion at the California Science Center in Los Angeles Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

The shuttle arrived at Los Angeles International Airport aboard a modified Boeing 747 in late September after a dramatic flyover of landmarks across California before completing its 12-mile journey over three days along city streets from LAX to the Science Center. NASA ended the space shuttle program in August 2011 after 30 years. (AP)
California Governor during the opening day in Los Angeles
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California Governor during the opening day in Los Angeles
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks from a podium underneath the space shuttle Endeavour during the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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. (AP)
A woman touches the tires of space shuttle Endeavour
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A woman touches the tires of space shuttle Endeavour
A woman touches the tires of space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony of the exhibit at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The Orbiter arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747. Then earlier this month nearly 1 million spectators looked on as Endeavour was transported on city streets during a three-day 11-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the Science Center. (AFP)
People look at the memrobilia from space shuttle Endeavour
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People look at the memrobilia from space shuttle Endeavour
People look at an exhibit showing memrobilia from the space shuttle Endeavour after a grand opening ceremony at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The Orbiter arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747. Then earlier this month nearly 1 million spectators looked on as Endeavour was transported on city streets during a three-day 11-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the Science Center. (AFP)
People look at an exhibit showing the bathroom on Endeavour
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People look at an exhibit showing the bathroom on Endeavour
People look at an exhibit showing the bathroom on the space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The Orbiter arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747. Then earlier this month nearly 1 million spectators looked on as Endeavour was transported on city streets during a three-day 11-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the Science Center. (AFP)
Children dance for the opening of the space shuttle Endeavour
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Children dance for the opening of the space shuttle Endeavour
Children dance for the opening of the space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The shuttle arrived at Los Angeles International Airport aboard a modified Boeing 747 in late September after a dramatic flyover of landmarks across California before completing its 12-mile journey over three days along city streets from LAX to the Science Center. NASA ended the space shuttle program in August 2011 after 30 years. (AP)
An employee puts price tags on merchandise on the opening day
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An employee puts price tags on merchandise on the opening day
An employee puts price tags on merchandise on the opening day of the Space Shuttle Endeavour Exhibition at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2012. (Reuters)
People buy souvenirs after the grand opening ceremony
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People buy souvenirs after the grand opening ceremony
People buy souvenirs after the grand opening ceremony of the space shuttle Endeavour exhibit at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center on October 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

The Orbiter arrived in Los Angeles in late September atop a modified Boeing 747. Then earlier this month nearly 1 million spectators looked on as Endeavour was transported on city streets during a three-day 11-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the Science Center. (AFP)
Guest walk around space shuttle Endeavour
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Guest walk around space shuttle Endeavour
Guest walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science centers Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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. (AP)
Members of dance academy perform during the Exhibition
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Members of dance academy perform during the Exhibition
Members of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy perform 'Men in Black' during the opening day of the Space Shuttle Endeavour Exhibition at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2012. (Reuters)
Students pose for a photo during the opening day of exhibition
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Students pose for a photo during the opening day of exhibition
Students pose for a group photo during the opening day of the Space Shuttle Endeavour Exhibition at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California October 30, 2012. (Reuters)
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