When it’s all done, the full stack of the Space Shuttle launch system will stand 200 feet (61 meters) tall, becoming the main attraction around which the Air and Space Center building will be constructed.
The display will include the Endeavor orbiter, which embarked on its first mission with the Space Shuttle program in 1992. NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time on June 1, 2011, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida following a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. Following that landing, only one other Shuttle mission took place, the Atlantis STS-135 mission, marking the end of NASA’s 30-year-long Shuttle era.
Endeavor has been on display at the California Science Center for the past 11 years, although it was placed horizontally instead of being in a launch-ready position.