Space shuttle Endeavour goes on public display
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A crew guides the space shuttle Endeavour as it arrives at the hangar in the California Science Center on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Endeavour arrived at the museum after a 12-mile parade with thousands of onlookers ending with a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho, Pool)
A crew guides the space shuttle Endeavour as it arrives at the hangar in the California Science Center on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Endeavour arrived at the museum after a 12-mile parade with thousands of onlookers ending with a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho, Pool)
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The space shuttle Endeavour arrives at the hangar in the California Science Center for its last stop on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Endeavour arrived at the museum after a 12-mile parade with thousands of onlookers ending with a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho, Pool)
The space shuttle Endeavour arrives at the hangar in the California Science Center for its last stop on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Los Angeles. Endeavour arrived at the museum after a 12-mile parade with thousands of onlookers ending with a greeting party of city leaders and other dignitaries. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho, Pool)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final home of space shuttle Endeavour is opening its doors to the public.

Astronauts and schoolkids will be on hand Tuesday at the California Science Center in Los Angeles at the grand opening of its new shuttle display.

Visitors to the free display can’t go inside Endeavour but they can use virtual exhibits, including touch-screen computer displays with information about the shuttle’s flight deck. Also on display is Endeavour’s zero-gravity toilet.

Thousands of people watched as the giant spacecraft made its final journey through the streets of Los Angeles and Inglewood two weeks ago.

The shuttle will be on display in a special 18,000-square-foot building until the downtown museum builds a new air and space wing that should open in about five years.

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