Images Property of LATFUSA/Astronaut Image Courtesy of NASA
Today, LATFUSA had the privilege of attending the grand ceremony inaugurating the remarkable Space Shuttle Endeavour Exhibition at the California Science Center. After 25 successful missions into space, carrying 150 astronauts throughout, the Endeavour has made its way back home; on display for all to see. The enormous and impressive spacecraft is located in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, which also features images, video and educational exhibits guiding guests through past missions and crews. Among those who gave remarks at this morning’s unveiling were Governor Jerry Brown, the Emcee Bill Nye (CEO of The Planetary Society) and Mayor Villaraigosa. Grammy Award winner James Ingram gave an invigorating performance, singing the appropriately titled song, “I Believe I Can Fly.“
Educating our youth through math and science was the theme of the program. Gov. Brown passionately stated, “People from all over the world came to California, extracting gold from rivers and mountains. Today we have to extract the equivalent of gold from our minds; from the human imagination. You kids have gold and we have to invest in it.”
Read the full Endeavour story in our December 2012 issue at www.latfthemagazine.com
The exhibit is now open to the public; a great place to visit over the Holiday vacation. Reserve your tickets online at www.californiasciencecenter.org.