Lancaster resident Sean McKay, 35, whose late grandfather worked at Rockwell International for more than 35 years, said he brought his 20-month-old son, Michael, to see Endeavour in flight one last time.
"This is freaking awesome," McKay said.
When the shuttle passed overhead, Antelope Valley resident Frances Runnells, 89, stood up from her combo walker-chair and waved at the shuttle.
After it lands at LAX on Friday, the
shuttle will be housed at a United Airlines hangar until Oct. 12, when
it will begin a two-day celebratory trek through the city's streets to
the museum's new Samuel Oschin display pavilion.
target="_blank">View the story "Space shuttle Endeavour
captured on Twitter" on Storify</a>]<h1>Space shuttle
Endeavour captured on Twitter</h1><h2>The space shuttle Endeavour
lifted off on its final flight Friday morning. Here are a collection of tweets
from anyone who #spottheshuttle. </h2><p>Storified by Ron Lin, LA
Times · Fri, Sep 21 2012 09:36:20</p><div>#Endeavour
flew so low over Plant 42 in Palmdale, @AMSimmons1 said she felt she could
almost reach out and touch it.Kimi Yoshino</div><div>Everyone was
going kinda nuts (: #endeavour #spottheshuttle #spaceshuttleendeavour
#spacesh @ Lockheed View http://instagr.am/p/P2A7r1lXbO/Alyssa
Angueira</div><div>i'm giddy as a schoolboy on the first day of
school! heading to LAX soon! http://lat.ms/OJqG5E
#SpotTheShuttle #OV105david doucette</div><div>A great scenic shot
from @TheQueenMary, where some people have come to #spottheshuttle #Endeavour. http://pic.twitter.com/TXVxPjPeRuben
Vives</div><div>Waiting on the south tip of Moffet Field on a dirt
patch with about 100 others. #livinghistory #spottheshuttleGarza
reports that lots already full at Griffith Observatory. Consider parking at
Greek Theater, take free shuttle! #endeavourKimi
Yoshino</div><div>Hundreds waiting for #Endeavour in Palmdale
near Plant 42 where it was built.Ann M Simmons</div><div>"It's
coming right at us baby," man screams as #Endeavour approaches crowds
near Plant 42 in Palmdale @latimessocial @latimes @AMSimmons1Ann M
Simmons</div><div>Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith got a new lens
to take photos of endeavor #spottheshuttle http://pic.twitter.com/Pqz4xsIYBrittany
Levine</div><div>Media & people at #griffithpark wait for
Roa</div><div>CBS2 has this rendition of the flight path #Endeavour
will take today over LA. image from http://CBSLA.comhttp://pic.twitter.com/GKSoALL9Raul
Roa</div><div>#OV105 against the desert landscape at Edwards
@latimes #spottheshuttle http://pic.twitter.com/SEiEWr2EPauline
Magnusson</div><div>Endeavour & @NASA's 747 http://youtu.be/QUkKulj5zEM?a VIDEO
Departing Edwards AFB. #spottheshuttle #vbnasa cc @LANow http://lockerz.com/s/246404305Vegas
BiLL</div><div>#endeavour #spottheshuttle Edwards AFB http://instagr.am/p/P15xtDEWBY/Catherine
#spaceshuttle #spottheshuttle @latimes http://instagr.am/p/P17Ulyw7pW/Greg
Scarborough</div><div>I hate goodbyes! #Endeavour
#OV105JoAnne Gruter</div><div>Here is the flight path of
#SpaceShuttle #Endeavour over the Bay Area this morning. #spottheshuttle http://pic.twitter.com/ECy5nIYqMark
Theriault</div><div>Omg!!!!! #Endeavour flew right over our
house!!!!! #SpotTheShuttleViridiana R.</div><div>It trips me out
that the #Endeavour is just piggy back riding on that 747. It's so cute.Nettey
Farol</div><div>Your iPhone 5 is cool, but there's a freaking space
shuttle in the sky right now #spottheshuttleShareef
Jackson</div><div>aaaaaaaaaand takeoff! It's on its way!
@NASADryden #spottheshuttle #ov105NASA Ames</div><div>Aaaaand she
is aloft!!! #Spottheshuttle #ov105Susan A.
Kitchens</div><div>Former shuttle astronaut Bo Babko at NASA-Ames
waits for flyover #spottheshuttle #Endeavour: "it's a little
sad."Julia Prodis Sulek</div></noscript>
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