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Endeavour: What time can I see space shuttle in L.A. sky?

September 21, 2012 |  6:01 am

Endeavour to begin its California adventure
Here is the schedule for the space shuttle Endeavour's final flight over California Friday, which was delayed one hour after concerns about San Francisco fog.

Endeavour is expected to leave Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert at 8:15 a.m., and will  head north to Sacramento, flying over the Capitol at 9:30 a.m. Endeavour will then head toward the San Francisco Bay Area, moving over the Monterey Peninsula before entering Los Angeles airspace at about 11:30 a.m.

A list of San Francisco landmarks has not been released -- but we would guess the Golden Gate Bridge will be included. Officials have advised onlookers to head toward:

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
  • Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland
  • Exploratorium, San Francisco, 
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • NASA’s Ames/Moffet Field, Mountain View 

From there, Endeavour will go on its last aerial victory lap, gliding over landmarks such as Malibu, the Getty Center and Disneyland. If you're stuck at work, The Times will offer a live webcast of the Endeavour's final flight on Friday morning at latimes.com.

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

Endeavour will fly over at least the following Southern California sites:
  • Los Angeles City Hall
  • California Science Center
  • Getty Center
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Queen Mary
  • Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach
  • Malibu, Venice and Huntington beaches
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Universal Studios
  • Disneyland
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.

Tweet your photos to @latimes or @lanow with the hashtag #SpotTheShuttle. Don't forget to tell us where you are! Photos can also be uploaded here or emailed to latimes-2do82r@olapic.it. Check back -- we'll be compiling the best reader photos.


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Photo: The space shuttle Endeavour arrives at Edwards Air Force Base on Thursday. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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