Video: Toyota Tundra helps tow Endeavour space shuttle to California Science Center
The Toyota Tundra half-ton pickup (without any special modifications) has finally completed the most difficult task for a pickup ever – towing the 150,000 pounds space shuttle Endeavour across a bridge spanning the nation’s busiest freeway.
Toyota assisted in the Endeavour’s 12-mile route to the California Science Center includes. Toyota did extensive testing and worked with the Sarens Group, a heavy lifting and engineering transport company, to develop a dolly to move the Endeavour over the bridge.
“We’ve partnered with the California Science Center since the early ’90s as part of our ongoing commitment to inspiring youth in the fields of engineering, innovation and future technology, and we are honored to lend our support for this historic event,” said Michael Rouse, vice president of community affairs and philanthropy for Toyota.
The model used to tow Endeavour was a 2012 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 with Toyota’s 5.7-liter iForce V8, producing 381 horsepower.
Check out the video after the jump.