A giant space shuttle fuel tank drove through LA so everyone took a selfie
What do you do when faced with a 15-storey space shuttle fuel tank winding its way slowly through your neighbourhood? Take a selfie.
Weighing more than 65,000 pounds and with a length of nearly 154 feet, the external fuel tank, ET-94, took a journey through the streets of Los Angeles Saturday from Marina del Rey to its new home, the California Science Center.
The last flight external tank of its kind, ET-94 will join the Endeavour space shuttle at the Center. It’s an example of the fuel tanks that were used during liftoff in the era of the Columbia shuttle disaster. After being discarded, the tanks would burn up in the atmosphere. Read more…