Toyota Tundra That Towed Space Shuttle Endeavour To Be Unveiled at California Science Center Giant Lever Exhibit

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.

PR Newswire

May 24

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
Center.

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
    Rouse

Guest Astronaut

  oFormer Astronaut Garret Reisman, who flew aboard Endeavour and rode in the
    Tundra at the time of the Endeavour tow

Visual Opportunities

  oTwo kids in astronaut attire as they use the Giant Lever to lift the 5,625
    lbs. Tundra.
  oCheck presentation from Toyota to the Science Center of money raised
    during the Tweet Drive campaign which took place during the historic
    bridge tow.
  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
90037

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 kkurasz@cscmail.org

Sona Iliffe-Moon, PR Manager, Toyota Brand & Marketing Communications (310)
294-7195 or sona_iliffe-moon@toyota.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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