Parsons Corp. contributed technical studies and consultation services to develop the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Placement Logistics Plan with the California Science Center, the company announced Thursday.
The Pasadena-based technical services firm helped the center identify a route that could accommodate the Endeavour’s 78-foot wing span and 58-foot height during its 12-mile journey move from Los Angeles International Airport to the center.
Mission 26: The Big Endeavour is scheduled to occur Friday and Saturday on urban streets, the company said.
“This is the first, and probably only journey a space shuttle orbiter will make along urban corridors, and while logistics planning for Mission 26 has been challenging, we are excited to be involved in this historic occasion,” Chairman and CEO Chuck Harrington said in a release.
The Endeavour Final Placement Logistics Plan included structural analysis of the I-405 overpass at Manchester Boulevard, an inventory of natural and man-made obstructions, including trees and power lines and selection of equipment and methodologies to reduce the effect on existing infrastructure and mature trees.