Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Journey to the California Science Center

Space shuttle Endeavour travels on Los Angeles city streets en route to the California Science Center.

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Steve Mitchell operates the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it travels to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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The space shuttle Endeavour enters a hangar on Oct. 14, 2012 to be prepped for display at its new permanent home, the California Science Center.
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is guarded by a lone LAPD officer as it sits outside its temporary hangar at the California Science Center on October 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Luis Sinco-Pool/Getty Images)
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Space shuttle Endeavour rolled out of a hangar at LAX late Thursday.
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Endeavour moved out of the United hangar just before midnight Thursday.
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Endeavour leaves LAX crossing Sepulveda Blvd in Westchester.
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A welcome home sign is displayed on the turn as Endeavour leaves LAX.
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The shuttles at its first layover point -- a Westchester parking lot.
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Endeavour as daylight breaks in Westchester on Friday.
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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.
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Spectators take pictures of the space shuttle Endeavour parked in Westchester.
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Another picture-perfect moment for Endeavour.
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A shot of the shuttle's business end.
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A crowd at La Tijera Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard.
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A few street signs were removed to clear a path of the orbiter.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: 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. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: 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. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The space shuttle Endeavour makes its way east down Manchester Boulevard. Engineers surround the base of the shuttle directing it on its way towards its eventual resting stop at the California Science Center. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
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Endeavour creeps down Manchester Avenue amid throngs of shuttle watchers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, Pool)
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Onlookers crowd in front of the space shuttle Endeavour, parked in the Dollingers's parking lot in Westchester before making its way east down Manchester Boulevard. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is slowly moved along city streets, Friday, Oct.12, 2012, in Los Angeles. The shuttle is on its last mission � a 12-mile creep through city streets. It will move past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination: California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, Pool)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- Shadows of palm trees on Space Shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey in Los Angeles, Calif., on October 13, 2012. During the two-day journey, the 170,000-pound spacecraft will travel at no more than 2 mph along a 12-mile route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Los Angeles Newspaper Group / POOL
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- People reach out to try and touch the wing of Space Shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey in Los Angeles, Calif., on October 13, 2012. During the two-day journey, the 170,000-pound spacecraft will travel at no more than 2 mph along a 12-mile route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Los Angeles Newspaper Group / POOL
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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INGLEWOOD, CA. -- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 -- The Endeavour Space Shuttle makes its way toward the California Science Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. ( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2012-Traymond Harris, left, and Ryan Hudge play basketball as the shuttle Endeavour passes by on Crenshaw Ave. in Inglewood Saturday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour passes the downtown skyline as it is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2012-The shuttle Endeavour move along Crenshaw Drive as as spectators watch in Inglewood Saturday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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INGLEWOOD, CA. -- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 -- People look for a view of the Endeavour Space Shuttle as it makes its way toward the California Science Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. ( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2012-Spectators watch the shuttle Endeavour roll by on Manchenster Blvd. in Inglewood Saturday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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INGLEWOOD, CA. -- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 -- People line the roof as the Endeavour Space Shuttle makes its way toward the California Science Center on Saturday, October 13, 2012. ( Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times )
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2012-Veteran Sharon Landers cries while the shuttle Endeavour moves along Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles Saturday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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People take photos as the Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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Steve Mitchell operates the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it travels to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles October 13, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES)
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INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 13: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa greets astronauts near the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey on October 13, 2012 in Inglewood, California. Endeavour is on its last mission - a 12-mile creep through city streets, past an eclectic mix of strip malls, mom-and-pop shops, tidy lawns and faded apartment buildings. Its final destination is the California Science Center in South Los Angeles where it will be put on display. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen-Pool/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour on Crenshaw Blvd. enroute to the California Science Center during its final journey in Los Angeles, Calif., on October 13, 2012. During the two-day journey, the 170,000-pound spacecraft will travel at no more than 2 mph along a 12-mile route from LAX to it's final home at the California Science Center. NASA's Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011 after 30 years and 135 missions. Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Los Angeles Newspaper Group / POOL
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2012-Spectators takes pictures of the shuttle Endeavour as it moves along Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles Saturday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour stops outside the Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Mall in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 October 2012 during the two-day 'Mission 26: The Big Endeavour' trip across the city to the California Science Center where it will be put on permanent display.
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A boy is silhouetted against the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it stops outside the Baldwin Hill Crenshaw Mall in Los Angeles, California, USA, 13 October 2012 during the two-day 'Mission 26: The Big Endeavour' trip across the city to the California Science Center where it will be put on permanent display.
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