Tundra Endeavour Multi-Cam

As Tundra and Endeavour rolled across LA’s 405 freeway, our cameras were also rolling from every angle imaginable.

Check out the tow in real time with our exclusive multi-cam player.

Episode One: The Challenge

Before the Toyota Tundra embarks on a historic mission, it must prove itself with a near-impossible task.

Episode Two: The Mission

There is no bigger job. No bigger responsibility. Watch as Tundra gets ready to tow a national icon through the surface street of LA.

Episode Three: An Astronaut's Story

Firsthand history: Hear from an astronaut who flew Endeavour to the International Space Station, and watch the final takeoff and landing.

Episode Four: Born in America

Tundra is proud to be built in America. See how various locations in the U.S. work together to assemble the truck that will pull the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Episode Five: Overbuilt

Powerful enough to tow a space shuttle—and stop it. See how Tundra is overbuilt to handle such a task.

Mission Accomplished

On October 12, 2012, the Toyota Tundra took on the job of towing Space Shuttle Endeavour across LA's 405 freeway. Witness this historic moment.

Endeavour's Ultimate Journey

The Endeavour is paraded through the streets of Los Angeles and towed over the 405 freeway by a stock Toyota Tundra.

Tweet Drive

Tweet Drive

Great work! Thanks to your tweets, Toyota has donated $401,300 to the California Science Center Foundation.
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Timeline

AUGUST 1987

Congress authorizes
the construction of a new space shuttle to replace Challenger, which was lost in the STS-51-L launch accident.

SEPTEMBER 1988

September 1988 - Over 6000 schools take part in a competition to name the new Shuttle. The winning name: Endeavour.

MAY 1992

Endeavour embarks on its first mission, capturing and redeploying INTELSAT VI. The mission is completed successfully.

September 1992

Endeavour begins its second mission. Onboard is Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to space.

1993

We have liftoff: Tundra’s predecessor, the Toyota T100, is launched with a 3.0L V6 engine.

December 1993

Endeavour makes its first trip to service the Hubble Telescope.

1994

1994: A legacy begins: One year later J.D. Power names Tundra "Best Full-Size Pickup in Initial Quality."

JANUARY 1998

In a gesture of international cooperation, Endeavour docks with the Russian Space Station Mir.

1999

Re-launch: All-new Tundra full-size pickup truck debuted in June.

2000

History is made: V8-powered Toyota Tundra has the best sales debut ever of any Toyota or Lexus vehicle.

February 2000

Endeavour captures high-resolution topographical images of Earth, likely seeing the first Toyota Tundras beginning
to hit the road.

November 2002

Endeavour returns from mission STS-113, beginning a five-year hiatus on Earth as a result of the Columbia disaster.

2003

Win the space race:
The Tundra Double Cab is launched and it features on of the longest beds of any full-size four-door pickup.

2007

Shuttle-ready: The all-new Tundra, capable of towing more than 10,000 lbs. is introduced.

August 2008

Endeavour returns to the ISS, carrying 5000 lbs. of supplies. The mission is
cut one day short when Hurricane Dean threatens Mission Control.

2009

Tundra named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “TOP SAFETY PICK�

2010

Available 4.6-liter engine with 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft. of torque
delivers best efficiency
of any standard V8 in the full-size pickup segment.

2010

Tundra named “Most Dependable Large Pickup, Six Years in a Row� in a J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.

May 2011

Endeavour successfully completes its 25th and final mission, delivering a load of equipment to the ISS.

May 2011

Following its return to Earth, Endeavour is formally decommissioned.

September 2012

Endeavour is flown from Houston to California on top of a modified 747, passing over numerous LA landmarks before safely landing at LAX.

OCTOBER 2012

Hitched to the back of a Toyota Tundra, Space Shuttle Endeavour is towed into retirement at the California Science Center.

Endeavour &
Tundra Timeline:

It was a long road leading up to this historic tow. These are some of the defining moments in the life of Space Shuttle Endeavour and Toyota Tundra.

Shuttle Tour

EXPLORE THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

See the life of Space Shuttle Endeavour, from day one in 1991 to retirement in 2011. Take a firsthand look at the massive facilities which the space shuttle once called home with this virtual walkthrough.

Click and drag the Google Maps Street View to explore the Endeavour space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center. Click here for more Kennedy Space Center Street View Galleries in Google Maps.

Photo Gallery

Kids' Corner

Coloring Templates

Be a part of the Tundra Endeavour. Download these activity pages,
then print them out and fill them in.

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