After 25 high-stakes, rocket-propelled excursions at 175,000 mph into space, shuttle Endeavour is creeping through Los Angeles streets at 2 mph.
Residents were thrilled to have the national treasure make its home in its city. But news that 400 trees (some more than 60 years old) would be cut down turned excitement into disgust.
Then, after the mayor hyped "the mother of all parades," officials clamped down on security and significantly reduced public access to the shuttle route, according to the Los Angeles Times.
That won't stop Toyota from doing a little product placement. Toyota, a long-time donor to the science museum, will have a stock Tundra pickup pulling the 117,000-pound behemoth for the last leg to the museum. Here's their marketing video.
Can't get enough of the Endeavour? Check out this timelapse video the shuttle being loaded onto its trailer.