Toyota Tundra That Towed Space Shuttle Endeavour To Be Unveiled at California
Science Center Giant Lever Exhibit
***MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO ADVISORY***
Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9 a.m.
WHAT: The California Science Center, in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc., is unveiling the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck that towed
space shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway Manchester Boulevard Bridge
during its historic 68-hour journey through Los Angeles city streets. The
unveiling commemorates Endeavour's last flight STS-134, which launched May 16
and landed in the early morning hours of June 1, 2011. The Tundra will become
part of the Giant Lever exhibit in the parking lot at the California Science
Who:California Science Center
oCalifornia Science Center President Jeffrey N. Rudolph
oChair of the Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation Lynda Oschin
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
oVice President of Diversity, Philanthropy, and Community Affairs Michael
oFormer Astronaut Garret Reisman, who flew aboard Endeavour and rode in the
Tundra at the time of the Endeavour tow
oTwo kids in astronaut attire as they use the Giant Lever to lift the 5,625
oCheck presentation from Toyota to the Science Center of money raised
during the Tweet Drive campaign which took place during the historic
oFormer astronaut Garret Reisman, Science Center and Toyota representatives
as they use the Giant Lever to lift the Tundra.
WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2013
oMedia check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.
oPhoto opportunity begins at 9 a.m.
WHERE: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Parking is available in the Science Center parking lot. Parking passes will be
available to working media who show their credentials.
CONTACT:Kristina Kurasz, Communications Manager, California Science Center
Foundation (213) 744-7446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sona Iliffe-Moon, PR Manager, Toyota Brand & Marketing Communications (310)
294-7195 or email@example.com
For more information or images, please go to Californiasciencecenter.org,
ToyotaNewsroom.com, or Toyota.com/TundraEndeavour
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 24, 2013/
SOURCE California Science Center Foundation
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