Endeavour Completes Final Flight, Lands At LAX
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Space shuttle Endeavour completed its final flight Friday and landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport atop a Boeing 747.
Endeavour departed Edwards Air Force Base at 8:17 a.m. to tour Sacramento and the Bay Area before heading back down to Southern California.
The shuttle passed by Malibu, Santa Monica and Venice and looped around downtown Los Angeles – over its future home at the California Science Center – before heading back toward the Getty Center.
It was then shown off to more onlookers as it veered east, past the Hollywood Hills and Universal Studios, to Pasadena.
Endeavour also went to Anaheim and back up the coast to LAX, where it landed at 12:50 p.m.
The shuttle was greeted with a special welcome ceremony at the United Airlines hangar, where it will be housed until its move to the California Science Center on Oct. 12.
Approximately 7,000 visitors are expected to see the shuttle every day after it goes on display Oct. 30. The Science Center is currently selling advanced tickets online for $3 to reserve a viewing time slot.
If you were able to witness history Friday, send your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and you could see them on CBS2/KCAL9 as part of our all-day shuttle coverage.