The space shuttle Endeavour finally made it to California, arriving at Edwards Air Force Base near Palmdale Thursday afternoon.
Good and bad, it was always exciting reporting on the Space Shuttle program. Where else could you be paid for nosing around inside the shuttles? But I still wish they’d come up with a better nickname…
Endeavour, flying atop a Boeing 747, took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 4:22 a.m. Pacific time.
Space shuttle Endeavour’s expected arrival at Los Angeles International Airport has been delayed by one day due to unfavorable weather conditions.
The retired space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to arrive Sept. 20 at Los Angeles International Airport, where it will remain until Oct. 13, when it makes what is expected to be a celebratory 12-mile procession along city streets to the California Science Center.
Complaining about the shuttles not doing everything they’re advertised to do, is a bit like complaining about the talking dog, because it speaks with an accent.
After traveling nearly 123 million miles and spending about 300 days in space, Space Shuttle Endeavour is retiring.
Endeavour will be permanently housed at the California Science Center after its final mission at the end of March.
Long-time viewers –25 years-worth– still talk to me about our shared experience. Make no mistake, I have never felt that ‘narrating’ the launch, the explosion, or the immediate aftermath was about me. I just happened to be on TV.