Endeavour’s final voyage home

The Space Shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s modified Boeing 747, flies above Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles on its final flight, on September 21, 2012. The retired space shuttle spent its last day in the air on a 5-hour flyover before landing at the Los Angeles International Airport, where it will stay for a few weeks before taking a slow-speed land journey across town through neighborhoods to its final museum home, the California Space Center. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

The cockpit of of space shuttle Endeavour, during a media tour at Kennedy Space Center, on April 6, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a United Space Alliance technician on a Hyster forklift guides replica shuttle main engine 2 toward space shuttle Endeavour as USA technicians in the aft area monitor the progress, on July 13, 2012. The work is part of Transition and Retirement of the remaining space shuttles, Endeavour and Atlantis. (NASA/David Lee)

United Space Alliance technicians prepare to uncover the cockpit windows on space shuttle Endeavour for an employee photo opportunity at the Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, on September 16, 2012. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s SCA, takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, on September 19, 2012. (NASA/Tony Gray and Robert Murray)

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on September 19, 2012. (Reuters/Robert Markowitz/NASA/Handout.)

NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, with the space shuttle Endeavour mated on top, after taking off from Kennedy Space Center on September 19, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Scott Andrews/NASA via Getty Images)

Joey Morrison adjusts his space helmet after watching the space shuttle Endeavour land at Ellington Field in Houston, on September 19, 2012. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Space Shuttle Endeavour atop NASA’s SCA at Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft soar over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during the final portion of its tour of California, on September 21, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

Space shuttle Endeavour makes a pass over San Francisco before making its final landing in Los Angeles on September 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Office workers gather on building rooftops in downtown Los Angeles to view the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s arrival, on September 21, 2012. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

Endeavour flies near Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles on its final flight, on September 21, 2012. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

Endeavour, escorted by two F18 jets, flies by the Hollywood sign en route to Los Angeles International Airport, on September 21, 2012. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

Endeavour conducts a flyover before making its final touchdown at Los Angeles International Airport, on September 21, 2012. (Reuters/Gene Blevins)

Spectators snap photos as Endeavour lands at Los Angeles International Airport on September 21, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Matt Hedges)

A crew member waves a U.S. flag as the SCA carrying Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenance hangar, at the conclusion of its last flight at Los Angeles International Airport, on September 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Endeavour is offloaded from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, on September 21, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

Endeavour is mated to the Over Land Transporter (OLT), after Endeavour was removed from the SCA, on September 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

Photos in 3D

This three-dimensional image (viewable with red/cyan glasses) at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, shows the space shuttle Endeavour as it is being lifted in the mate-demate device. (NASA/Frankie Martin)

This 3D image (viewable with red/cyan glasses) shows the space shuttle Endeavour, being mounted atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (NASA/Frankie Martin)

This 3D image (viewable with red/cyan glasses) shows the space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, being prepared for its final flight to California. (NASA/Frankie Martin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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