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Toyota Tundra That Towed Space Shuttle Endeavour at California Science Center

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Photo Credit - City of Los Angeles

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WHAT: The California Science Center, in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., is unveiling the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck that towed space shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway Manchester Boulevard Bridge during its historic 68-hour journey through Los Angeles city streets. The unveiling commemorates Endeavour's last flight STS-134, which launched May 16 and landed in the early morning hours of June 1, 2011. The Tundra will become part of the Giant Lever exhibit in the parking lot at the California Science Center.

Who: California Science Center

  • California Science Center President Jeffrey N. Rudolph
  • Chair of the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation Lynda Oschin

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

  • Vice President of Diversity, Philanthropy, and Community Affairs Michael Rouse

Guest Astronaut

  • Former Astronaut Garret Reisman, who flew aboard Endeavour and rode in the Tundra at the time of the Endeavour tow

 Visual Opportunities

  • Two kids in astronaut attire as they use the Giant Lever to lift the 5,625 lbs. Tundra.
  • Check presentation from Toyota to the Science Center of money raised during the Tweet Drive campaign which took place during the historic bridge tow.
  • Former astronaut Garret Reisman, Science Center and Toyota representatives as they use the Giant Lever to lift the Tundra.

WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2013

  • Media check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Photo opportunity begins at 9 a.m.

WHERE: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Parking is available in the Science Center parking lot. Parking passes will be available to working media who show their credentials.