Shuttle to Sightsee around California with Low Flyovers

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour is set to take to the California skies in a final victory lap before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.

Strapped atop a modified jumbo jet, the shuttle will make low flyovers over the state Capitol, San Francisco Bay area and several Los Angeles-area landmarks including the Hollywood Sign, Getty Center and Disneyland before landing at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Law enforcement officials have asked motorists not to "gawk and drive."

Endeavour arrived in California Thursday after a cross-country ferry flight that included a special flyover of Tucson, Ariz., in honor of its last commander, Mark Kelly and his wife, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

After spending several weeks at an airport hangar, Endeavour will be towed through city streets to the California Science Center.

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