LOS ANGELES (California Science Center PR) — After an eventful 4,400 nautical mile journey, ET-94 has reached Marina del Rey! After leaving the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, it rode out a storm in the Cayman Islands, passed through the Panama Canal, and made its way up the Pacific Coast, where it played a part in rescuing a group of stranded fisherman after their boat sank.
Today, ET-94 cleared the breakwater of the marina at dawn, and slowly came to dock next to Fisherman’s Village. The external tank was driven off the barge in a delicate offloading procedure, and was welcomed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph, among other civic leaders and elected officials.
“Mission 26: ET Comes Home” still has 16 miles left to go through the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood on May 21. ET-94’s journey from Marina del Rey through the streets of Los Angeles to its final destination at the California Science Center will take approximately 13-18 hours.
Like Endeavour’s homecoming, this will be an historic event and a chance for the community to come together to celebrate and be inspired by this 154-foot long marvel of engineering. See the map above for the route ET-94 will take through the city!