California’s residents were treated to the marvelous site of the Space Shuttle Endeavour hurtling through their skies today atop of the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA).
Endeavour was making its way to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will spend its retirement. Those considerate folk at NASA even pushed the journey start time back by an hour to avoid the early morning fog so intrigued onlookers would have a better chance of seeing the shuttle make the journey.
The shuttle took off at 8.15 PDT and over the course of its 4.5 hour journey, it will pass by various significant landmarks in the area. After 9.30, you can expect to see it passing by the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Chabot Space and Science Center, the Exploratorium and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
After 11.30 am, space travel enthusiasts should set their eyes to the skies near landmarks the Columbia Memorial Space Center, Disneyland, The Getty Center, the Griffith Observatory, the Los Angeles City Hall and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
NASA has encouraged social media users to share any snapshots or video footage they capture of the Endeavour on its travels using the hashtags #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour’s vehicle designation.