How A 5,600-Pound Toyota Towed A 292,000-Pound Space Shuttle

So, great news for all of our readers with massive reusable spaceships taking up valuable space in your driveway or sitting on your lawn, under a tarp: you can tow it! Toyota demonstrated this nice and dramatically by successfully hauling nearly 300,000 pounds of shuttle orbiter and towing rig across the 405 overpass. » 10/15/12 2:00pm 10/15/12 2:00pm

Here's The First Pictures And Video Of Endeavour Leaving LAX

It's late and I'm on a cold, wet hillside pressed up against a chain-link fence with a whole bunch of other tired, cranky photographers and journalists. But I don't mind one bit, because seeing the Space Shuttle Endeavour in person, up close is an incredible sight. » 10/12/12 9:30am 10/12/12 9:30am

How To Steal The Space Shuttle: A Step-By-Step Guide

Yesterday morning I was at the California Science Center's press conference outlining their plan to drag a massive spaceship across Los Angeles. It was one of those times where logistics can make even the most outlandish plans seem boring, as they went over schedules and road closures and the like. While they were… » 10/05/12 12:00pm 10/05/12 12:00pm

Watch The Last Flight Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour From The Cockpit…

We've seen the Space Shuttle Endeavour flying home to Los Angeles in still photos and in video, but we've never seen it like this: from the cockpit of one of its F/A-18 escort fighters. » 10/01/12 4:00pm 10/01/12 4:00pm

This Concept Art From The Shuttle Program's Early Days Is Gorgeous,…

The arrival of Endeavour in Los Angeles last week has been described by many as the final note in the coda to NASA's shuttle program. To commemorate its end, we turned to the program's beginnings, where we discovered a stunning assortment of high resolution concept art. (If you've been hunting for a new background… » 9/25/12 11:40am 9/25/12 11:40am

Welcome To Los Angeles, Space Shuttle

Today the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew into Los Angeles to enjoy a sunny retirement and possibly start dating some younger aircraft. Happily, NASA gave the Shuttle a great tour of Los Angeles, including two flyovers of Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. » 9/21/12 6:00pm 9/21/12 6:00pm

Holy Shit, That's The Space Shuttle Outside My Plane Window!

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on the way to Los Angeles where it will be displayed for posterity. It was flying on the back of a 747 yesterday and today on the way to its final destination. » 9/21/12 1:30pm 9/21/12 1:30pm

The Man In Charge of Moving The Shuttle Through LA Once Rolled A French…

On September 20th, the 26th and final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour will be a perilous journey to that most strange region of space, Los Angeles. » 8/09/12 2:00pm 8/09/12 2:00pm

The two most amazing shots of the shuttle Endeavour

Today's final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was remarkable for several reasons, a minor one being that NASA launched with low-hanging clouds over Cape Canaveral — leading to a remarkable photo from a Delta airline passenger. » 5/16/11 1:45pm 5/16/11 1:45pm

Second-to-last Space Shuttle launch in T-9 minutes

The Space Shuttle Endeavour launches for the last time in what is the second-to-last shuttle mission. We're T-9 minutes as of publishing this, watch it live here. » 5/16/11 8:47am 5/16/11 8:47am

Distracted driving group fears launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour

A company calling itself Advocate Auto Consultants says they're afraid this week's Endeavour space shuttle launch will cause drivers to look away from the road and crash. First, you're morons. Second, Floridians never need an excuse to crash. » 4/27/11 12:30pm 4/27/11 12:30pm