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L.A. Now Live: A Google+ Hangout on Endeavour's landing

September 20, 2012 | 11:35 am

Space shuttle Endeavour is expected to touch down at Edwards Air Force Base about 12:35 p.m. Thursday, capping a two-day, cross-country trip to California.

Times reporters Kate Mather and Ron Lin will discuss the shuttle's journey beginning at 12:15 p.m. during a Google+ Hangout that will also include a live video stream of the landing at Edwards.

The shuttle will spend Thursday night at the Mojave Desert base before leaving at dawn Friday for an aerial tour stretching across the state. Endeavour will fly low over Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond and Mojave before heading north to Sacramento, where it is expected to fly over the Capitol building about 8:30 a.m.

FULL COVERAGE: Endeavour's final journey to L.A.

After a pass over the San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey, Endeavour is expected to reach Los Angeles airspace about 10:30 a.m and fly over the Southland for about an hour before landing at Los Angeles International Airport. The shuttle will fly just 1,500 feet over some of the area's most famed landmarks, including Disneyland, the Getty Center and Griffith Observatory.

Tweet your photos to @latimes or @lanow with the hashtag #SpotTheShuttle. Don't forget to tell us where you spotted it! Photos can also be uploaded here. Check back — we'll be compiling the best reader photos.


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