A Journey in Photos: Behemoth Shuttle Tank Makes Its Way to LA From New Orleans

A gargantuan external fuel tank is being transported from New Orleans to Los Angeles, where it will go on display with the retired space shuttle Endeavour.

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ET is home! The giant tank arrived just ahead of its 7:30 p.m. promised time to a large crowd, as captured by NewsChopper4 on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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Nina McLaughlin
A viewer shared this image of ET-94 as it passed the Los Angeles Country Museum of Natural History on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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Amaranth Leewolf via Facebook
A SoCal resident snapped photos among the crowd as the behemoth tank arrived at the California Science Center on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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The massive shuttle fuel tank approaches the Great Western Forum on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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Crowds greet ET-94 as the massive tank turns from Manchester onto Vermont Avenue on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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The tip of a massive shuttle fuel tank approaches the Great Western Forum on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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Shivali Bidaiah
A dramatic scene as ET-94 crosses the overpass on the 405 Freeway on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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Two girls at the Peace in the Streets event in Inglewood take a break to watch ET-94 pass by Crenshaw and Manchester boulevards on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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ET-94 makes its way on Arbor Vitae Street as it approaches Aviation Boulevard on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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The massive shuttle fuel tank makes a difficult turn from Lincoln Boulevard onto Manchester Avenue on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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ET-94 was in Marina del Rey, back on land, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after a sea voyage that lasted more than a month to get the shuttle fuel tank to Los Angeles from New Orleans.
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The barge transporting space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 is pinned between two tugboats, holding it in place in the Marina del Rey Harbor on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
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Spectators gather at the Marina del Rey Harbor to get a glimpse of space shuttle external tank ET-94 cruising by on a barge on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
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ET-94 enters the Marina del Rey Harbor in the early Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after making its way north from the Panama Canal.
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Space shuttle external tank ET-94 enters the Marina del Rey Harbor on the foggy morning of Wednesday, May 18, 2016, after making its way north from the Panama Canal.
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Dennis R. Jenkins/California Science Center Foundation
ET-94 departs San Diego Harbor, passing by the USS Theodore Roosevelt, on its way up to Marina del Rey on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
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Dennis R. Jenkins/California Science Center Foundation
Final upgrades were done to the ET-94 barge on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 for the journey up the West Coast.
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ET-94 passing by Panama's Centennial bridge on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
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ET-94 at the Panama Canal on Monday, April 25, 2016.
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Transiting the Pedro Miguel Locks in the Panama Canal on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
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Transiting the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
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ET-94 at the Panama Canal on Monday, April 25, 2016.
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ET-94 at the Panama Canal on Monday, April 25, 2016.
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Arriving in Panama on Saturday, April 23, 2016.
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ET- 94 is transported by tug and barge down the Intracoastal Waterway from the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
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Francine Orr/LA Times via Getty Images
A tugboat named Miss Gloria is pulling a barge with ET-94 on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
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Francine Orr/LA Times via Getty Images
Two tugboats, the Morgan Ray and Miss Gloria, are next to a barge with the behemoth external fuel tank, as it leaves its longtime home at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
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ET-94 loaded onto the barge Gulfmaster I on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
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ET-94 loaded onto the barge Gulfmaster I on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
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Workers get an up-close look at ET-94 in this Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo.
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A worker unchains ET- 94 from a trailer to load it onto a barge at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
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In this Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo, ET- 94 is embarking on a journey, via the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama Canal, to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, as part of the Space Shuttle Endeavour display.
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ET- 94, bottom right, sits on a barge at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
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In this Sunday, April 10, 2016 photo, external Tank, ET- 94, NASA's only remaining space shuttle external tank, is transported by trailer to a dock at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The tank was built for the space shuttle program but never used in flight.
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