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Endeavour's Final Cross-Country Begins Today

Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

EDIT: Due to unfavorable weather, Endeavor's departure has been delayed until tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18).

Space shuttle Endeavor's final journey is set to begin today at sunrise.  Riding atop the modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, the spacecraft will take off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KTTS) in Florida on a multi-day, cross-country journey to Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX).  Click the map to see the Endeavor's route displayed over iFlightPlanner's FREE Aviation Charts.

Although the exact timing and path of the ferry flight will depend on weather conditions and operational constraints, there are several low-level flyovers scheuled along the planned flight path.  These include the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base (KCOF), in and around the Florida spaceport; NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans; Houston, Clear Lake and Galveston, near NASA's Johnson Space Center; White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M.; NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW), Ames Research Center at Moffett Field (KNUQ), and various landmarks in multiple California cities.

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