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Tomorrow the Space Shuttle Endeavour will begin its slow trek though Los Angeles streets to its permanent home at the California Science Center. The trek will not be an easy one.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It's going to be a heck of a commute, perhaps so complicated that it would make Rube Goldberg proud. In some places Endeavour's wingtips will pass just inches from buildings. In others, power will be shut off and streets barricaded to keep the public at bay.
The journey is expected to be a nail-biter and prone to delays. Changes in wind direction and unexpected challenges could stop progress at any moment.
Some utilities including water and gas may even have to be turned off to prevent danger in the event they break under the weight of the shuttle and its carriage. Metal plates have been laid down on the street to reinforce the ground.
It is hoped the shuttle will arrive intact at the California Science Center on Saturday night.
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