Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Space shuttle arrives in California

Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop the shuttle aircraft carrier as it flies over Austin, Texas (AP)
Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop the shuttle aircraft carrier as it flies over Austin, Texas (AP)

The space shuttle Endeavour has landed in California where it will spend its retirement in a Los Angeles museum.

The baby of the shuttle fleet touched down at Edwards Air Force Base, 100 miles north of Los Angeles.

It will spend the night in the Mojave Desert before taking to the skies on an aerial tour of California and landing at Los Angeles International Airport.

The shuttle is expected to pass landmarks including the state capitol, Griffith Observatory and Disneyland.

Endeavour left Florida on Wednesday and made a stopover in Houston. En route to California, it flew over Tucson, Arizona, home of ex-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who is married to Mark Kelly, Endeavour's last commander.

Endeavour will be moved via city streets next month to the California Science Centre.

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