Space Shuttle Endeavor Leaves Florida for New Home
The space shuttle Endeavour has begun its three-day trip across the United States today.
Endeavour’s cross-country flight, which will transport the orbiter to Los Angeles where it will become a museum piece at the California Science Center, is the last shuttle ferry flight ever for NASA’s space shuttle program.
NASA had planned for the 747 carrying the shuttle to take off from Kennedy Space Center on Monday but it was delayed due to weather.
It flew along Cape Canaveral coast and at NASA facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi. A stop in Houston will be shortened to one day.
Endeavour is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Endeavour is the second of NASA’s three retired shuttles to head to a museum.
Discovery landed at the Smithsonian Institution’s display hangar in Virginia last spring.
Atlantis will remain at Kennedy.