Where in LA to Spot Space Shuttle Endeavour

Endeavour flyover locations in Southern California released

By Olga Spilewsky and Patrick Healy
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:57 AM PDT
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NBC 7 News in the Morning anchors Marianne Kushi and Jason Austell report as the shuttle Endeavour takes off from Houston on its voyage to California.

NBC 7 News in the Morning anchors Marianne Kushi and Jason Austell report as the shuttle Endeavour takes off from Houston on its voyage to California.

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For anyone planning to experience the arrival of Endeavour to Southern California, here are the flyover locations.

If all goes well, the retired shuttle which will be housed at the California Science Center in Exposition Park, is headed west. 

Piggybacking a 747, Endeavour will offer California a series of dramatic low-elevation flyovers when it enters the LA basin sometime after 10 a.m. PT Friday.

The massive history-maker will fly over the following locations before landing at LAX: 

  • California Science Center
  • Disneyland
  • Getty Museum
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Huntington Beach
  • JPL
  • LA City Hall
  • Queen Mary
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Space X in Hawthorne
  • Universal Studios

The shuttle is expected to land at LAX between 11 a.m. and noon PDT.

Endeavour will be undocked from the carrier at LAX, and crews at a United Airlines hangar will prepare the shuttle for transport – a 12-mile trip to the Science Center through South LA streets.

It is expected to arrive at the Science Center on Oct. 13 and go on display Oct. 30 in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion.

Cameras attached the planes will record Endeavour's trip.

If you do watch the arrival, NASA would like you to share Endeavour sightings using the hashtags #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour's vehicle designation.

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