Nasa's Endeavour shuttle, one of the original five made in the USA, is about to embark on its final voyage.

It's not the 238,855-mile trek from Earth to the Moon, but rather a two-day, 12-mile hike to its final resting place, the California Science Center.

Travelling at a pacy 2mph through the streets of Los Angeles (0.0114% of its one-time top speed of 17,500mph), the huge vessel will make the journey to the Center, marking the end of a 19-year career that included a total of 25 missions.

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The Endeavour will be carried through the streets of Los Angeles

Last month, the shuttle flew from Florida's Cape Canaveral and thenpassed over California landmarks strapped to a Boeing 747 on its final flight before taking up residence at the Science Center.

In order to make the trip through LA, workers have had to fell 400 trees from around the area. The shuttle will also have to squeeze through intersections where there will sometimes be as little as 15cm leeway.

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Crowds gathered to watch the Endeavour being readied for its trip

According to Reuters, "police were closing streets along the planned route for what organisers are calling 'Mission 26', in reference to the shuttle's 25 previous missions into space."

The Endeavour is the one of the last of the original Nasa fleet to be officially retired.

The Smithsonian in Washington hosts the Discovery, New York City the prototype shuttle Enterprise at its Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum while Atlantis resides at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.

Nasa is retiring its shuttle program which ran for for 30 years and 135 missions.

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    Spectators watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour moves out of Los Angeles International Airport and onto public street, in Los Angeles, California, as it begins it's final journey, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The space shuttle Endeavour is moved out of the United hangar at Los Angeles International Airport just before midnight Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 to begin its two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center where it will be on permanent display. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bryan Chan, Pool)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the streets in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour sits in a strip mall as a Hawaiian Airlines jet approaches a runway at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    Spectators watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved by four computer-controlled transporters across Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, as it begins it's final journey, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the streets in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho)

  • A welcome home sign is displayed on the turn as space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the streets in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho)

  • A woman photographs the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    Aircraft mechanic Greg Garnet takes pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the streets in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Lawrence K. Ho)

  • Spectators gather to look at the space shuttle Endeavour in Los Angeles, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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    Firemen and spectators take snapshots as the Space Shuttle Endeavour moves out of Los Angeles International Airport and onto public streets, in Los Angeles, California, as it begins it's final journey, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spectators watch as the Space Shuttle Endeavour moves out of Los Angeles International Airport and onto public street, in Los Angeles, California, as it begins it's final journey, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A view of the front panels of Space Shuttle Endeavour as Endeavour begins its journey to its permenant home in Los Angeles, in the early morning hours Oct 12, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The Space Shuttle Endeavour passes a sign that says 'Welcome Home' as Endeavour begins its journey to its permenant home in Los Angeles, in the early morning hours Oct 12, 2012 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved by four computer-controlled transporters across Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, as it begins it's final journey, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spectators watch from the airport perimeter as the Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • US-SPACE-SHUTTLE-ENDEAVOUR

    Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spectators reach over a fence to get a view as Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space shuttle fan Vivian Robinson rides her bicycle covered in shuttle memorabilia, American flags and a alien doll,outside Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as she waits to see Space Shuttle Endeavour, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Space Shuttle began its journey from LAX to its permenant home in Los Angeles, in the early morning hours Oct 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Space shuttle fan Vivian Robinson rides her bicycle covered in shuttle memorabilia, American flags and a alien doll,outside Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as she waits to see Space Shuttle Endeavour, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Space Shuttle began its journey from LAX to its permenant home in Los Angeles, in the early morning hours Oct 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spectators watch Space Shuttle Endeavour (not pictured) begin its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Spectators snap photos as Space Shuttle Endeavour begins its final journey at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its permanent home, in the early morning hours October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)