11 Jul Go for Stack!
The California Science Center recently announced plans for Endeavour’s final move into its permanent home in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Crews will begin the installation of of the twin solid rocket boosters’ aft skirts on July 20 and spend the next six months carefully maneuvering and precisely positioning all its components into launch position within the partially constructed gallery. Then the rest of the building will be completed around the artifact — all 20 stories. As detailed in the Science Center’s press release and articles in The Los Angeles Times and Collect Space, the complexity and technical challenges of installing the orbiter’s vertical stack are significant!