PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits the Endeavour space shuttle at the California Science Center

AmericaJR's Jason Rzucidlowith the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the California Science Center to check out the Endeavour space shuttle! The United States Congress approved the construction of Endeavour in 1987 to replace Challenger, which was destroyed in 1986. It embarked on its first mission, STS-49, in May 1992 and its 25th and final mission, STS-134, in May 2011. Guests who come to see Endeavour will begin their experience in “Endeavour Together: Parts & People,” a companion exhibit featuring artifacts from Endeavour and the external tank. Following their visit to Endeavour Together, guests will be directed to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion to see Endeavour.

Timed reservations to see Endeavour are required for weekends, holidays, special events and high attendance seasons including Thanksgiving Week, Winter Break and Spring Break. The California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.