On Wednesday, two giant solid-fuel rocket motors were delivered to the museum in Los Angeles, which would become part of an impressive exhibit of the space shuttle Endeavour. This event marks the end of a long journey for these impressive technical wonders.
Rocket motors, which are 35.3 meters long, really amaze with their size and appearance. They look like huge white cylinders and are key components of solid-fuel rocket boosters. These boosters will be connected to the outer tank of the space shuttle when it is installed vertically in the museum. The museum was allocated USD 400 million for this.
These impressive engines were gifted by Northrop Grumman. Boosters are of great historical importance, as they have participated in many launches of space missions. Now they are intended to become part of the permanent exhibition of the Endeavour shuttle at the Los Angeles Expo Park, where the construction of the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center is already actively continuing.
The observers of this impressive event were not only specialists and engineers, but also ordinary people, among whom there were many schoolchildren. This event is an important step in the preparation of the Endeavour shuttle for permanent exhibition at the museum, and it provides an opportunity for everyone to see this impressive technical miracle in an upright position, as if it is ready to make a big jump into space again.
Note that Endeavour made 25 successful flights during its existence in the course of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle program in 2011. It made a number of impressive missions, and now its history and technical achievements would be available to the public in the new museum.
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According to phys.org
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