Watch Insane Time-Lapse Video of Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Moving Through Los Angeles Streets

  • by: Perry Sanders III

The last external fuel tank remaining from the now-defunct space shuttle program is on a long, slow journey through Los Angeles streets to the California Science Center where it will be united with the Shuttle Endeavour for a permanent display. Below are three new videos showing the Shuttle's final venture through LA.

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It began the journey a month earlier at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in near New Orleans, where it was built for the space shuttle.

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The huge orange tank is named ET-94 (the 94th external tank produced by NASA.) It was originally ordered to be used by the Shuttle Columbia, but that spaceship was destroyed during a return to earth in 2003. Instead, ET-94 was closely studied by investigators for clues about what caused the Columbia accident.

Click here for our previous coverage on the transport of the Space Shuttle External Tank's journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles.

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Thumbnail image for p3.jpgPerry Sanders III is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and is an editor and social media manager at Lead Stories.

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