The Space Shuttle Endeavour was carefully moved through the streets of Los Angeles on the back of a specialist trailer vehicle on its way to its resting place at the California Science Center on 13 October. While many cheered there was sadness for some. Tree lovers were aggrieved that so many trees had to be cut down (in addition to street lamps being moved etc) to enable this journey to take place.
Worse news from this event was for 349 workers at the United Space Alliance. It is a marker that they are soon to be laid off now that the work preparing the Space Shuttle orbiters Endeavour and Atlantis for safe museum display has been completed.
Space Shuttle Endeavour moves gingerly through the streets of L.A. Courtesy: NASA