Toyota Tundra To Tow Space Shuttle Endeavour


Toyota pickup will Endeavor to tow more than 30 times its capacity as space shuttle moves to its final resting place in California.

The Space Shuttle Endeavour served NASA and the United States brilliantly for 25 missions over the span of almost 20 years. The fifth and final space-worthy shuttle built by NASA, Endeavour is set for a grand retirement at the California Science Center. Having a truck partnership with the Center in an effort to promote awareness of the space program and to educate the public on all things extraterrestrial through exhibits and programs, Toyota is preparing to tow the shuttle with a Tundra pickup truck.

You Might Also Like
Could A Used Audi RS Car Be The Ultimate Path To Awesomeness?
Could A Used Audi RS Car Be The Ultimate Path To Awesomeness?
10 Supercars With Muscle Car Engines
10 Supercars With Muscle Car Engines

The truck in question is a bone-stock 2012 Tundra CrewMax 1/2-ton pickup, which will pull the Endeavour for a quarter mile to the CSC where both the truck and space ship will go on display. The impressive payload will consist of the 150,000-lb Endeavour orbiter plus an array of dollies, bolster beams, transport carrier and other miscellaneous add-ons. All told, the Tundra will have to pull a total of 292,500 lbs, a truly staggering total considering it's only certified to pull 10,000lbs.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP

Related Reviews

2017 Toyota Tundra Review
Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2017 Toyota Tundra Review