With three rocket boosters each capable of 1.75 meganewtons of thrust, the space shuttle has plenty of muscle all on its own. But once in a while it needs a little helping hand from, say, a 747. Or a Toyota Tundra
. Yes, you read that right. As the space shuttle Endeavour enters its permanent retirement home at the California Science Center today, the 150,000 pound spacecraft was towed into place by a bone-stock Toyota
pickup truck along 12 miles of highway 405.