Live discussion: Shuttle's two-day journey through L.A. begins Friday
The shuttle Endeavour will begin a two-day journey to its new home at the California Science Center early Friday morning, when it will be moved out of the United Airlines hangar at LAX where it has been kept since flying in from Florida on Sept. 21.
The public will have opportunities to see the retired orbiter as it makes its way from LAX to Exposition Park. The route includes some major thoroughfares in the area, including Manchester, Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards.
Times reporter Kate Mather will discuss the two-day journey and where to spot the Endeavour with city editor Shelby Grad in a Google+ Hangout at 3:30 p.m. PDT. We invite you to join in on the conversation by posting comments below or onto The Times’ Facebook and Google Plus pages or on Twitter using the #asklatimes hashtag.
Public safety officials said sidewalks and streets would be closed a mile ahead of the shuttle as it makes its way through South L.A. and Inglewood, but that some of the sidewalks might be opened, depending on the area. However, large crowds are still expected, along with heavy traffic.
"We urge the public to arrive early, be prepared to stand long hours, and remember to bring water, snacks, sunblock, hats and chairs," LAPD said in a statement.