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The Latest: Space shuttle tank ends trek across Los Angeles

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   A towering space shuttle fuel tank has completed its trek through the streets of Los Angeles to reach the California Science Center in downtown.
   ET-94, the last remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived just after 7 p.m. Saturday, wrapping up a carefully-coordinated journey down 16 1/2 miles of streets to the museum at Exposition Park.
   The tank, which arrived by barge from a NASA facility in Louisiana to Marina del Rey on Wednesday, began moving shortly after midnight. It was escorted by police, a fire truck and several city officials as it moved through city streets where crews trimmed a few trees and unbolted stoplight poles so they wouldn't hit the tank.
   At the museum, the tank will be displayed upright along with the retired orbiter Endeavor and two solid-rocket boosters, as if ready for takeoff.

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