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USA: 'ET Comes Home' - Last ever space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives in LA02:30

USA: 'ET Comes Home' - Last ever space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives in LA

United States, Los Angeles
May 21, 2016 at 23:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Los Angeles, Saturday, to see the last remaining space shuttle external fuel tank make its way to the Californian Science Center, Saturday, from its point of departure in New Orleans.

The 30-tonne (66,000 lbs) tank, named the ET-94, departed from Marina del Rey at around 02:00 (09:00 GMT) local time and its journey forced authorities to trim several trees and to move traffic light poles along the route.

The ET-94 external fuel tank, which was never used, was donated to the California Science Center by NASA. The 35-feet high tank, comparable to a 15-story building, started its journey called 'Mission 26: ET Comes Home' on April 10 from New Orleans and crossed the Panama Canal, making it's way to California covering over 9,000 miles (almost 15,000 km).

The tank is set to arrive at around 19:30 local time (02:30 GMT). The ET-94 is going to be displayed together with the space shuttle Endeavour in a building, which is expected to be constructed within the next two years.

USA: 'ET Comes Home' - Last ever space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives in LA02:30
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Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Los Angeles, Saturday, to see the last remaining space shuttle external fuel tank make its way to the Californian Science Center, Saturday, from its point of departure in New Orleans.

The 30-tonne (66,000 lbs) tank, named the ET-94, departed from Marina del Rey at around 02:00 (09:00 GMT) local time and its journey forced authorities to trim several trees and to move traffic light poles along the route.

The ET-94 external fuel tank, which was never used, was donated to the California Science Center by NASA. The 35-feet high tank, comparable to a 15-story building, started its journey called 'Mission 26: ET Comes Home' on April 10 from New Orleans and crossed the Panama Canal, making it's way to California covering over 9,000 miles (almost 15,000 km).

The tank is set to arrive at around 19:30 local time (02:30 GMT). The ET-94 is going to be displayed together with the space shuttle Endeavour in a building, which is expected to be constructed within the next two years.

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