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Endeavour Display Opens

Space Shuttle Endeavour exhibit opens to the public with a grand opening ceremony at Samuel Oschin Pavilion of the California Science Center. (10/30/12)

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    More than 500 California Science Center School students attend the space shuttle Endeavour exhibit 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Andrew Hanna, who works for NASA, holds up his 17-month-old son Aaron during the space shuttle Endeavour exhibit grand opening ceremony at the new Samuel Oschin Pavilion, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    Members of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy perform 'Men in Black' choreographed by Debbie Allen during the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    Members of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy perform 'Men in Black' choreographed by Debbie Allen during the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    Vocalist James Ingram sings 'I Believe I Can Fly' from underneath the space shuttle Endeavour during the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    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, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    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, on October 30, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Two dogs pilot the Space Shuttle Endeavour at a Halloween dog costume parade and contest in Long Beach, California, October 28, 2012.