Toyota Tundra Successfully Tows the Space Shuttle – Video

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Toyota Tundra Successfully Tows the Space Shuttle – Video
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A stock Toyota Tundra hauled the nearly 300,000 lbs. space shuttle and towing rig a total of 12 miles this past Friday, delivering the ship to its final resting place at the California Science Center.

Toyota and the California science center have had a partnership that spans back 20 years that has helped raise awareness of the space program. “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 truck used was a 2012 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 outfitted with a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 381 hp. It received no special attachments or add-ons for the tow.

Correction: The Tundra only towed the shuttle for a few hundred feet over the 405 freeway. The total distance traveled by the shuttle to its resting place was 12 miles.

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  • Americanvtwin

    This is a lie! Why are you putting this out as fact. It pulled it a few hundred feet. Not 12 miles. Shame on you you liar. Misleading the public!

  • http://www.autoguide.com Stephen Elmer

    You are correct. I was lead to believe that the shuttle traveled the full 12 miles under the Tundra’s power.

    The article has been updated. Thanks.

  • Guest

    when your facts aren’t right even while making a very minor point, the overall credibility of the organization is at stake.  Wonder if the same errors are made when car reviews are concerned. But thanks for the correction.

  • Jacob Bambam Morse

    Bullshit why would they lie?

  • DKST

    The Tundra towed the shuttle across a bridge that couldn’t take the weight of the tow vehicle.