Space Shuttle Endeavour Arrives in LA on Friday
Will Flyover Long Beach
The space shuttle Endeavour is making a cross country trip from Florida to Los Angeles, where it will have a new home at the California Science Center. The shuttle is mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. After landing at LAX on Friday, Endeavour will be removed from the aircraft and spend a few weeks at a United Airlines hangar undergoing preparations for transport and display. Endeavour then will travel through Inglewood and Los Angeles city streets on a 12-mile journey from the airport to the science center, arriving in the evening on Oct. 13.
NASA has announced that on Friday, September 20th, the space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to conduct flyovers at about 1,500 feet above locations along the planned flight path, before landing at LAX.
Here are the planned flyover locations:
- The California Science Center
- The Getty Center
- The Griffith Observatory
- The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and Queen Mary
- Universal Studios
- The Beach: Malibu, Venice or Huntington
The approximate time of the flyovers is mid-morning, around 10:30am. Weather conditions could cancel some or all of the planned flyovers.
Read more from the LA Times here.
Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.