Toyota Endeavour Shuttle Tow Short Documentary – Sweet!
Tim Esterdahl | Mar 22, 2013 | Comments 4
Months ago, the world watched the stock Toyota Tundra pull the Space Shuttle Endeavour across the bridge in L.A. Now, Toyota has produced this really sweet short documentary on how it all happened. Enjoy.
Not much else to say, but wow what a cool video behind the scenes. Wonder what the haters will say now!
It is interesting to learn that they had to move the shuttle from the robotic transporter and the reason they needed the Tundra. Here is the link to the official Toyota Endeavour website.
What do you think? Did you learn anything new?
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Saw that video and the torque/stress on the rear end was something else.
I could be in the minority here, but don’t you think ford raptor or any other diesel 3/4 to 1 ton truck could pull it as well? After all, it wasn’t that long of a pull and the shuttle was on wheels no less and pretty much level ground.
Yes mk any other truck could have done the pull. The reason Toyota got the shot is because of Toyota’s donation to that museum. Toyota has been involved with that museum for sometime now.
If it wasn’t a Tundra, it probably would have been nuts and bolts. That triple-tech frame is reinforced with heavy-gauge steel that fully-boxed frames don’t have, and yet the Tundra frame is lighter.