The California Science Center is commemorating the one-year anniversary of Endeavour’s arrival at its Samuel Oschin Pavilion with a celebration to thank everyone who joined in supporting the shuttle’s historic journey.
Endeavour Fest kicks off Friday October 11, 2013 and goes through Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 10am-5pm. At the free, three-day festival, NASA will present over a dozen exhibits, displays and educational demonstrations illustrating aeronautics, research missions and ongoing space exploration programs for humans, robots and satellites. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and hear astronauts speaking about their experiences in space and learn about future plans for Endeavour’s new permanent home in the Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.
This exciting community event will also launch the west coast premiere of the Red Bull Stratos Exhibit featuring the 3,000 pound capsule used by Felix Baumgartner when he jumped from the stratosphere and became the first human to break the sound barrier during freefall. Baumgartner’s record-breaking leap took place on October 14, 2012—the same day Endeavour first arrived at the California Science Center. The Red Bull Stratos Exhibit will be at the Science Center through January 12, 2014.
Endeavour Fest will feature the first screenings of Three Nights, Three Days, a new 20-minute documentary on Endeavour’s 68-hour transport through the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood. The film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the monumental feat of moving a 150,000-pound national treasure through 12 miles of urban, public streets.