For Apollo 14, crossing the final frontier was easy than crossing the Minnesota border.
The command module that carried American astronauts into space got stalled Friday on the final 15-minute leg of its journey to St. Paul.
The reason the convoy carrying the 12,000-pound spacecraft got stopped at the state line was that the truck company’s permit didn’t allow the oversized load to travel on Minnesota highways until after 4 a.m. Saturday.
The module is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit that opens in the city Oct. 16.
Despite urging from state troopers, the truck-scale operator stood firm. So the spacecraft waited until Saturday to complete the trip.