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. Space.com 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.
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.