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article imageSpace Shuttle Endeavour heads to California: How to watch live

By Leigh Goessl     Sep 19, 2012 in Science
Today Space Shuttle Endeavour began her journey from Cape Canaveral in Florida across the U.S. to Los Angeles, California. The trip will span three days and the shuttle will be moved by both air and road travel.
NASA is providing a way for the public to view parts of Endeavour's trip through an online webcast. The departure from Florida occurred early this morning and was already broadcast, but other live broadcasts of Space Shuttle Endeavour journey can be viewed on NASA TV, check local listings. reports it will also be carrying live coverage.
Earlier footage of today's Houston landing can be viewed here.
The trip was originally scheduled to start on Sept. 17, however it was delayed in Florida for two days due to weather. reported yesterday the jet and shuttle will arrive in Los Angeles on Friday at approximately 11 a.m. instead of the initial plan for Thursday.
This delay will also allow NASA to "resume its plans" for the low flyovers and stopovers that had been originally scheduled.
Spectators on the west coast can expect a remarkable event as the space shuttle arrives.
Screen capture of Endeavour s arrival at Ellington Field in Houston  Tex. on Sept. 19  2012
Screen capture of Endeavour's arrival at Ellington Field in Houston, Tex. on Sept. 19, 2012
Like previous #spottheshuttle Twitter events, many individuals who have seen Endeavour this morning are sharing photos on Twitter using #spottheshuttle and #OV105 tags. There are some gorgeous shots, like this one.
Endeavour is the last of the space shuttles to be relocated after the fleet's retirement. Space Shuttle Discovery arrived in Virginia last spring and also did several low flyovers in the region prior to landing and being placed at the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy site.
Following Discovery's arrival, Shuttle Enterprise left Udvar-Hazy and traveled to New York on the modified 747 jet, then rode on a barge up the Hudson River to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum.
Once Endeavour arrives in Los Angeles, she will be prepped for the last portion of the journey. The last leg of Endeavour's trip includes a two-day 12-mile road trip in October from LA International Airport to the California Science Center starting Oct. 13. The shuttle will travel through local roadways where she can also be observed.
After the shuttle arrives at the science center, Endeavour will eventually be on public display at this facility in retirement. The space shuttle is scheduled to be open to the public starting on Oct. 30.
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