Last shuttle fuel tank sailing toward LA


An external fuel tank made for the space shuttle Columbia, but never used, was loaded onto an ocean barge in New Orleans Sunday bound for Los Angeles. When the tank arrives at Marina Del Rey, after passing through the Panama Canal, it will be ferried through the streets of Los Angeles to join the Endeavour space shuttle at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. ET-94, as it's called, towers 15 stories high. It's the only such tank that remains in existence, apparently.

This image is by photographer Gil Garcetti, the former DA, on Instagram and posted on Twitter by his son, Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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