Toyota Tundra tows the Endeavour to California Science Center image

The Space Shuttle Endeavour has been towed from LAX to the California Science Center by a bone-stock Toyota Tundra which used the A-TRAC system and the AWD to provide the necessary traction.

Americans, and not only, kept a close watch on the Endeavour Space Shuttle this weekend which was moved from the LAX to its new and final home, the California Science Center, but while the space ship was in the center of attention, an important detail was almost left aside. The Endeavour was moved to its new home by a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck, and this is ironic because the American icon, the Endeavour, is towed by a Japanese car.

The Toyota Tundra in question has towed the Space Shuttle Endeavour for 12 miles and the model has been powered by a 5.7 liter V8 engine, which produced a total output of 381 horsepower. The Tundra has used the company’s A-TRAC system and the four-wheel drive in order to provide the traction for moving the Shuttle. The truck has been equipped with the tow package and it was stock. Everyone cheered “USA! USA! USA!” while the Endeavour was being moved but we didn’t hear anyone cheer “Japan!” for this impressive vehicle.