Toyota Tundra: it will tow the Space Shuttle Endeavour
- Toyota Tundr will tow the Space Shuttle Endeavour during the last stage of his journey to the California Science Center -
The Tundra will load the historical transport Endeavour through a partnership with the California Science Center aimed at promoting education and dissemination of knowledge about space
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) announced that the big pickup Toyota Tundra will tow size, October 13, 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour during the last stage of its displacement to the California Science Center (CSC) or she will be exposed continuously. Endeavour will travel 12 miles in total in the streets of the city between the international airport of Los Angeles (LAX) and the CSC, and the Tundra will tow the last quarter mile.
Prior to today's announcement and the rigorous testing suite, the Tundra was deemed a suitable tow safely historical artifact 300,000 books on Bill Robertson Street in Exposition Park, near the center City of Los Angeles, during the last stage of his journey Endeavour will be towed by a pick-up? ton Tundra CrewMax 2012 series models identical to that currently found in Toyota dealerships, and has not been subject to any amendment to increase its ability to tow or power. The Tundra CrewMax is powered by the powerful 5.7L V8 engine of Toyota, which produces a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. TMS has carried out numerous tests in collaboration with The Sarens Group, a company specializing in heavy lifting and transport in order to develop the special trolley that will be used to tow Endeavour.
Participation TMS transport shuttle is in an active partnership between TMS and CCS which aims to support and promote the space program and continuously inform the public through exhibitions and programs. A Toyota Tundra truck is also exposed to the center as part of a demonstration of the physics of levers. After the opening of the exhibition Endeavour, 30 October 2012, the Tundra has the shuttle trailer will replace the one that is already in place.
In conclusion the journey of 12 miles between LAX and Endeavour CCS, a celebration "at the finish line" is scheduled at Exposition Park on 30 October evening, when the shuttle arrives at the center, or the public will attend the grand finale of this historic journey.
Develop in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi LA (SSLA), the agency coordinating TMS, and the California Science Center, the program towing illustrate original way the general capabilities, and more particularly towing Tundra.
Also in collaboration with SSLA and CSC, TMS has created a wealth of resources and activities online, including videos and photos backstage, activities for children and information on the project Tundra- Endeavour; website is online since 17 September www.toyota.com / TundraEndeavour.
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