EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA.com) — A new exhibit at the California Science Center will give visitors an inside look at the history behind the space shuttle Endeavour.

“Endeavour: The California Story” will open to the public on Oct. 30. It will serve as an introduction to the shuttle, celebrating Endeavour’s many scientific achievements and its strong connection to California, where all the orbiters were built.

The California Story includes images of Endeavour under construction in Palmdale, as well as video and artifacts that flew into space aboard Endeavour, officials said.

Featured artifacts include Endeavour’s toilet and galley, and the tires from STS-134, Endeavour’s final mission, which guests will be able to touch.

The furnishings and equipment from the Rocketdyne Operational Support Center (ROSC) are also on display along with audiovisual sequences from actual launches.

Visitors can also enter a Pulseworks simulator ride for $5 and experience Endeavour missions from an astronaut’s point of view.

The exhibit opens to members of the Science Center on Friday.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit the California Science Center online.


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