Space shuttle Endeavour in California: Submit your photos
Endeavour, riding atop a 747, landed Thursday afternoon at Edwards Air Force Base. It is set to depart the Mojave Desert at dawn Friday, flying low over Palmdale, Lancaster, Rosamond and Mojave before heading to Northern California. It will pass over the Capitol building in Sacramento about 8:30 a.m. before turning southwest to the San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey.
It's expected to reach Los Angeles airspace about 10:30 a.m., when it will fly just 1,500 feet over some of Southern California's most historic landmarks before landing at Los Angeles International Airport about an hour later.
Officials said there could be more in store (you’ll note the Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Sign aren’t on the list) but we know that Endeavour will fly over at least the following:
- 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
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. Check back — we'll be compiling the best reader photos.
— Kate Mather
Photo: The space shuttle Endeavour rides atop a Boeing 747, with T-38 plane behind it, after taking off Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times