Where is Space Shuttle Endeavour? Well ahead of schedule
October 13, 2012 | 12:22
With the Space Shuttle Endeavour now on Crenshaw Boulevard and ahead of schedule, there is limited time for the public to see the spacecraft on the streets of L.A.
The shuttle is doing its crawl up Crenshaw for the next few hours. It's hard to determine exactly where the shuttle is at any given moment unless you are on the route, but there is a tentative schedule and a live-stream of the event.
Officials said the shuttle could be up to two hours ahead of schedule when it gets to the Science Center, though that could change during the afternoon.
After going up Crenshaw Boulevard, the shuttle will reach Baldwin
Hills Crenshaw Plaza at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
around 2 p.m. A celebration is planned by choreographer Debbie Allen.
Public safety officials have said the area will accommodate a few
thousand people at most, so those interested in seeing Endeavour should
The final tricky move will be along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Pines planted in honor of the slain civil rights leader were deemed too
significant to cut down, and because the trees dot both sides of the
roadway, the shuttle will pivot -- crab-like -- to avoid any mishaps.
"Don't think of the shuttle going nose-first down every street," said
LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman. "That shuttle has the ability to zigzag and
maneuver, and that's what you're going to see along that route. There
may be places where the shuttle is going sideways at an angle."
The final chance to see the shuttle will be along Bill Robertson Lane
as it approaches the science center's Samuel Oschin display pavilion in
Exposition Park about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said four parking lots
between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Avenue will be available to the
But officials were seeing if they could get the shuttle to arrive before sunset, which occurs at 6:20 p.m. Saturday.
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