The California Science Center (CSC) will assist students and teachers in the 11th District with scholarships and special access to the space shuttle Endeavour, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl announced today.
According to a letter from President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Rudolph, the CSC will assist with offering five days for students from within the Westchester/Playa Neighborhood Council‘s areas to view the Endeavour; provide at least ten scholarships each year for the next five years; and provide five professional development programs for educators in the 11th District.
The CSC offered the benefits as a way to thank the community for its support in making sure the retired space shuttle had a successful journey home.
Back in October, teams of specialists throughout the City orchestrated the slow-paced transport on surface streets from Los Angeles International Airport to Exposition Park(Endeavour on Final Approach to Science Center). Star-struck crowds watched with cell phones extended as the orbitor made its journey home, passing clearances along some City streets that were measured within inches.
“I’m thankful that the California Science Center worked so hard to bring the Endeavour to Los Angeles and for extending these generous benefits to my constituents,” said Rosendahl. “The West Coast’s largest science center is a first class operation and a point of pride for Angelenos.”
The CSC has been working with Rosendahl’s staff and other neighboring communities to determine how to provide the best educational experience for those affected by the shuttle’s transport.
The Endeavour is now on display at the California Science Center. See more information about the exhibit by heading to Mission 26: The Big Endeavour!