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Tour Inside Space Shuttle Endeavour + bonus SpaceX videos

June 2, 2020

The California Science Center, located next door to the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles County, now has an online tour of Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Tour One takes your around the flight deck, including a sit in the commander’s seat, the middeck and the payload bay. Use your mouse to move your vision around the area. Just click the big arrow and off you go! See if you can find the warp drive switch. More tours to come!    [Posted by Chuck Almdale]

Endeavour flight deck forward view

Tour Two: Stand on the wings and explore the aft compartment!
Hey—you’re “standing” on the NASA meatball logo on the left (or port) wing of the ship! There’s another meatball in front of you, on the side of Endeavour. Like all the graphics on Endeavour’s skin, the meatballs are hand-painted! Zoom out to take in the entire view of Endeavour. First, look at the row of black hinges along the bottom of the payload bay door. You’ll count 13 of them starting with the one just above and to the left of the NASA meatball. The hinges toward the front are bigger because the front half of the payload bay doors have deployable radiators that need stronger hinges for support.

From the website:
Right now, space shuttle Endeavour is on exhibit in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, preparing for its future installation in launch position in the Science Center’s upcoming expansion, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. But while you’re staying safe at home, you can take a peek inside Endeavour‘s flight deck, middeck and payload bay through this unique tour, created by photographer Jon Brack and narrated by Perry Roth-Johnson, PhD, assistant curator of aerospace science here at the California Science Center.

Released to commemorate the anniversary of Endeavour‘s final launch, this is the first of a series of four Inside Endeavour tours that will be released throughout the spring and early summer. You don’t need a VR headset to enjoy these tours, but if you have one, hook it up and try it out. Stay tuned for more views Inside Endeavour!

Map of Endeavour tour

Special SpaceX Bonus Videos

Tour from Space: Inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft on Its Way to the Space Station
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley take viewers on a tour of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft that will take them on a 19-hour-journey to their new home in orbit. 5-30-20. 8:26

Watch Dragon capsule dock to the International Space Station
See NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley dock the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. 5-31-20. 7:20

SpaceX Crew Dragon ‘Endeavour’ tour: View of Earth and astronaut comforts
See Earth from SpaceX Crew Dragon’s window as NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give a 2nd on-orbit tour of the spaceship. Hurley and Behnken also show where some of the cargo, spacesuits and sleepwear is stowed. 5-31-20. 9:08

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