Thu, May 17, 2012
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CA museum gets big gift to build shuttle exhibit

2012-05-17 09:27:43 GMT2012-05-17 17:27:43(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A California museum says it has raised nearly half of the $200 million needed to build a permanent exhibit for the space shuttle Endeavour.

The California Science Museum recently received a donation from the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation that will allow it to start the design phase of the project. The museum didn't disclose the amount of the gift, citing an agreement it made with the foundation.

When the display opens in 2017, it will be called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

Until then, Endeavour will be housed in a temporary exhibit currently under construction. It's scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles in late September and will be towed from LAX to the museum near downtown.

Other shuttles have been shipped to their respective museums.

(Agencies)

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