Space shuttles journey through the United States
Finavia’s aviation photo exhibition at Helsinki Airport tells the story of the retirement of NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour and its transportation to the California Science Center, where visitors can admire it.
The shuttle’s last journey in autumn 2012 began by air on top of a Boeing 747, after which it was transported on roads on a specially designed transporter.
In addition to the shuttle itself, which is the size of an Airbus A320, Endeavour consisted of a massive fuel tank and two rocket boosters that lifted the shuttle into space like a carrier rocket.
The shuttle is over 37 metres long, its wingspan is almost 24 metres and it reached a speed of almost 28,000 km/h when returning to the Earth.
The spectacular photographs were taken by seven photographers.
Location: Terminal 2, arrivals hall 2A
Open: around the clock
Free access all day to all airport visitors