L.A. Now Live: What's next for shuttle Endeavour after move
Times reporter Kate Mather will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to recap space shuttle Endeavour's weekend move and discuss what comes next for the retired orbiter.
Its final journey was slowed by unexpected maintenance issues and last-minute maneuvers to avoid obstacles like trees and utility poles. Ultimately, the 85-ton orbiter survived the trip with nary a scratch.
Endeavour arrived at Exposition Park more than 16 hours late, after a three-day, 12-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport.
"Mission 26 — mission accomplished," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday, amid the cheers of thousands of spectators. Before it was retired by NASA, the spacecraft had logged 25 flight missions.