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Endeavour rolls into retirement

Space Shuttle Endeavour rolls into its retirement home here in Los Angeles. Endeavour rolled out of Los Angeles International Airport before dawn on Friday for its 12-mile trip. It ended up taking two days to reach its final destination, as it squeezed through LA's narrow streets in a highly-anticipated slow-motion parade. The space ship will go on permanent display on October 30 inside a pavilion at the California Science Center. Endeavour flew from 1992 to 2011, and was built to replace the Challenger, which disintegrated seconds into a 1986 launch, killing all seven people on board. The Shuttle is 122 feet long, 78 feet wide, stands five storeys tall at the tail, and weighs 80 tonnes including its transporter. Police said it is the largest object ever to move through Los Angeles. An estimated 165,000 bystanders lined the streets to greet the space ship.

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