Endeavour’s Final Journey: Day 1

The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport crossing Sepulveda Blvd in the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport crossing Sepulveda Blvd in the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport onto the streets of the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport onto the streets of the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
A welcome home sign is displayed on the turn as the space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A welcome home sign is displayed on the turn as the space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport onto the streets of the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport onto the streets of the Westchester neighborhood in the early hours of October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle will make a two-day trek across Los Angeles and Inglewood to the California Science Center, where it will be on permanent display. (credit: Lawrence K. Ho-Pool/Getty Images)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Workers check the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Workers check the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Photographers take pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Photographers take pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators come to watch the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it rests during its first temporary stop at Westchester square during its final ground journey in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2012. Over the next two days, the 170,000-pound (77,272 kg) shuttle will travel at no more than 2 mph (3.2 km per hour) along a 12-mile (19km) route from Los Angeles International Airport to its final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)
Mifumi Nakajima (L) takes a picture of her husband Nozomo Nakajima holding their children Leigha Nakajima, 3, and Eli Nakajima, 6 months, in front of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Mifumi Nakajima (L) takes a picture of her husband Nozomo Nakajima holding their children Leigha Nakajima, 3, and Eli Nakajima, 6 months, in front of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour is parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour is parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A Los Angeles resident wearing a large button showing space shuttle Endeavour flying over downtown Los Angeles gets up close to the orbiter parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A Los Angeles resident wearing a large button showing space shuttle Endeavour flying over downtown Los Angeles gets up close to the orbiter parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
One of hundreds of street signs temporarily removed for the 12-mile road trip of space shuttle Endeavour is used as prop as a family gets their picture taken with the orbiter parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey One of hundreds of street signs temporarily removed for the 12-mile road trip of space shuttle Endeavour is used as prop as a family gets their picture taken with the orbiter parked in a mall parking lot on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A parking sign with restrictions is posted in a mall parking lot as the space shuttle Endeavour waits to start its 12-mile 2 day road trip throught the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A parking sign with restrictions is posted in a mall parking lot as the space shuttle Endeavour waits to start its 12-mile 2 day road trip throught the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
A jet lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) behind the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A jet lands at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) behind the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour is reflected in a restaurant window as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour is reflected in a restaurant window as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
People pose for one another with a street sign that was removed to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour, behind them, during its transport from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People pose for one another with a street sign that was removed to make way for the space shuttle Endeavour, behind them, during its transport from LAX to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
People get a close view of the space shuttle Endeavour in a misty rain during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011.   (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People get a close view of the space shuttle Endeavour in a misty rain during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Vivian Robinson dresses up and carries a model from the movie E.T. on her bicycle to see the space shuttle Endeavour as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Vivian Robinson dresses up and carries a model from the movie E.T. on her bicycle to see the space shuttle Endeavour as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Workers preapre to bring down a street light temporarily to make room for the space shuttle Endeavour's 12-mile two-day raod trip throught the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Workers preapre to bring down a street light temporarily to make room for the space shuttle Endeavour's 12-mile two-day raod trip throught the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Tree trimmers cut down large branches of a tree that was protruding toward the street in a last-minute effort to clear hurdles along the route of the space shuttle Endeavour's as it journey's through the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Tree trimmers cut down large branches of a tree that was protruding toward the street in a last-minute effort to clear hurdles along the route of the space shuttle Endeavour's as it journey's through the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Tree trimmers cut down large branches of a tree that was protruding toward the street in a last-minute effort to clear hurdles along the route of the space shuttle Endeavour's as it journey's through the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey Tree trimmers cut down large branches of a tree that was protruding toward the street in a last-minute effort to clear hurdles along the route of the space shuttle Endeavour's as it journey's through the streets of Los Angeles County on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The space shuttle Endeavour is making the journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. Endeavour was transported cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX during its last flight ever on September 21. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
An education funding message is seen near the space shuttle Endeavour as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey An education funding message is seen near the space shuttle Endeavour as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
A man uses an electronic device to make a self-portrait near the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A man uses an electronic device to make a self-portrait near the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
A man uses a smartphone to photograph himself near the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey A man uses a smartphone to photograph himself near the space shuttle Endeavour during a break in its movement as it is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during a nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home a the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during a nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home a the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
An aircraft flies overhead as people gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey An aircraft flies overhead as people gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
The space shuttle Endeavour is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
The space shuttle Endeavour is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
Endeavour’s Final Journey The space shuttle Endeavour is transported from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the California Science Center in Exposition Park where it will be on permanent public display on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Endeavour was flown cross-country atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to LAX on its last flight ever on September 21. Completed in 1991, Endeavour was built to replace the space shuttle Challenger which disintegrated during a catastrophic re-entry accident. This fifth and final space shuttle orbiter circled the earth 4,671 times and traveled nearly 123 million miles during its 25 missions from 1992 to 2011. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012  in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey  at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
Endeavour’s Final Journey People gather for a closer view of US space shuttle Endeavour during its nine-hour holding point at a parking lot while on its final journey through city streets to a permanent home at the California Science Center, on October 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The shuttle which flew more than 115 million miles (185 million kilometers) in its two-decade career, has begun its final journey at the less-than rocket-propelled speed of 2 mph (3.2 kmh), in a meticulously planned trip through the streets of Los Angeles. The shuttle is mounted on a high-tech flatbed carrier for the trip, which at certain points will involve squeezing round corners within inches of buildings. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)
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