15/10/2013 10:58 BST | Updated 15/12/2013 10:12 GMT

Incredible Space Shuttle Endeavour Time-Lapse Video Shows Sombre Last Journey

Last year the Space Shuttle Endeavour took a very sombre and very sedate final mission through the streets of Los Angeles on its way to the California Science Centre.

The journey was a logistical nightmare with the rather wide 78-ton craft having to be inched between buildings in places.

This new time-lapse video made for Time magazine shows just how much work went into it as well as the welcome it got from residents along the way.

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Endeavour makes its way through LA

Last September the shuttle made a final dramatic flight over California on the back of an adapted Boeing 747.

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.

The Endeavour's Last Flight