External tank fueled engines during liftoff / 154 ft. long
Orbiter carried crew and payload / 122 ft. long
Solid rocket boosters provided initial thrust to get into orbit
The external fuel tank will travel from a NASA facility in New Orleans through the Panama Canal to Marina del Rey. From there, it traverse city streets to the Science Center where it will be temporarily displayed next to the Samuel Oschin Pavilion.
45-day journey from
New Orleans to Los Angeles