Endeavour now will be on permanent exhibit in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, opening October 30, 2012 at the California Science Center’s Exposition Park, near downtown Los Angeles. Unisource introduced the California Science Center to 3M's Scotchguard® Stone System, the product they used to finish the new building's 17,000-square-foot concrete floor. 3M's Scotchguard Stone System provides a diamond, "museum" quality shine while accommodating the space shuttle's 172,000 pounds.
"We are very happy with the final product and the floor’s high-gloss finish," stated William Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Life Support Systems at the California Science Center. "Though still under construction with some final polishing and touchups to do, from beginning to end it has been a very positive experience for all parties involved. The difference in the floor is remarkable!" said Johnson.
Endeavour's new pavilion also features Endeavour: The California Story, a companion exhibit with video experiences, images and significant artifacts relating to the California shuttle program, where the orbiters were built. The California Story gallery also displays components that flew into space with Endeavour, including its galley and a closeup of the tires from STS-134, Endeavour's final mission.
For details on how to get timed tickets to see Endeavour on display at the California Science Center, visit their website.
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