As NASA retires its space shuttle program this year, all the retired space shuttles are making their ways to their final resting grounds. One space shuttle, the Endeavour, is getting a special chauffeur as it makes its way to the California Science Center on October 13a Toyota Tundra.
How could a Toyota Tundra possibly tow a 300,000 pound space shuttle? Toyota Tundras are simply the best and strongest in the pickup truck segment. This specific Toyota Tundra uses a specially designed rig that will allow it to tow the shuttle for the final quarter mile of the twelve mile journey. Created specifically for this landmark event, the towing rig of this Tundra can haul almost 30 times its regular towing capacity.
The Toyota Tundra that does this hard work will then go on display next to the Endeavour in the science museum. Toyota and the California
Science Center actually have a longstanding relationship with one another. In fact, there is already another Tundra on display in the museum, as part of a physics of leverage display.
For more information on this huge event, visit http://www.toyota.com/tundraendeavour/#landing. One interesting feature of the new website is the Tweet Drive. For every visitor that retweets this phraseToyota Tundra tows Space Shuttle Endeavour on 10/13. Tweet to raise 50 for @CAScienceCenter. #TundraEndeavourToyota will donate 50 to the California Science Center.
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