Where to See Endeavour in LA

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By Olsen Ebright
|  Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 3:15 PM PDT
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Some Along Endeavour Route Unhappy

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Endeavour's Move: "Everything's in Shape"

California Science Center president and CEO Jeff Rudolph discusses this weekend's move for space shuttle Endeavour from LAX. Rudolph spoke with NBC4's Whit Johnson and Alycia Lane on the NBC4 News at noon on Oct. 8, 2012.

Some Along Endeavour Route Unhappy

Some people in Inglewood are upset that they won't be able to view the shuttle Endeavour's final ground journey through their neighborhoods, which saw hundreds of trees cut down to make way. Officials are saying viewing opportunities will be extremely limited. Michelle Valles reports from South Los Angeles for the NBC4News at 4 p.m. on Oct. 6, 2012.
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour will begin its final journey through the streets of Los Angeles on Friday.

Here is the schedule for Endeavour's journey:

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 2 a.m.: Depart LAX on north side.
  • 4:15 a.m.: Arrive at intersection of La Tijera and Sepulveda boulevards. There, Endeavour will have a 9-hour layover while the roads ahead are cleared.
  • 1:15 p.m.: Head east on Manchester Boulevard.
  • 4 p.m.: Stop short of San Diego (405) Freeway, and transfer shuttle to another carrier for crossing the overpass.
  • 10 p.m.: Cross 405 Freeway. CHP will close ramps and run traffic stops to minimize traffic disruptions caused by gawking. Endeavour will continue east overnight.

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • 8 a.m.: Pass Inglewood City Hall, a designated viewing area.
  • 9 a.m.: Reach the Forum, the scene of a formal welcoming celebration capable of accommodating a crowd as large as 14,000.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Continue east on Manchester Boulevard, turning left at Crenshaw Drive, which connects to Crenshaw Boulevard.
  • 2 p.m.: Arrive at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a second celebration, with entertainment produced by Debbie Allen.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Continue east on MLK Boulevard.
  • 4 p.m.: Reach Exposition Park, another designated viewing area and the site of the shuttle’s new home at the California Science Center.

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