Space Shuttle Endeavour To Make Historic Final Ferry Flight
WASHINGTON — Space convey Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s mutated 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), will make a final packet moody of a Space Shuttle Program epoch when it departs Monday, Sept. 17, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
On Oct. 11, 2011, NASA eliminated pretension and tenure of Endeavour to a California Science Center in Los Angeles. Under a terms of a Space Act Agreement with a scholarship center, NASA will safely ride Endeavour to LAX for a designed attainment on Thursday, Sept. 20.
In team-work with a Federal Aviation Administration, a SCA is scheduled to control low-level flyovers during about 1,500 feet above locations along a designed moody path. The accurate timing and trail of a packet moody will count on continue conditions and operational constraints. Some designed flyovers or stopovers could be behind or cancelled. If a packet moody contingency be deferred for any reason, an additional advisory will be issued.
At morning on Sept. 17, a SCA and Endeavour will skip Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility and perform a flyover of several areas of a Space Coast, including Kennedy, a Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base.
The aircraft will fly west and control low flyovers of NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and a agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. As it arrives over a Texas Gulf Coast area, a SCA will perform low flyovers above several areas of Houston, Clear Lake and Galveston before alighting during Ellington Field nearby NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Weather permitting, a SCA and Endeavour will stay during Ellington a residue of Sept. 17 and all day Sept. 18.
At morning on Wednesday, Sept. 19, a aircraft will skip Houston, make a refueling stop during Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas, and control low-level flyovers of White Sands Test Facility nearby Las Cruces, N.M., and NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center during Edwards Air Force Base in California, before alighting around mid-day during Dryden.
On a morning of Sept. 20, a SCA and Endeavour will take off from Dryden and perform a low-level flyover of northern California, flitting nearby NASA’s Ames Research Center during Moffett Field, Calif., and several landmarks in mixed cities, including San Francisco and Sacramento. The aircraft also will control a flyover of many Los Angeles sites before alighting about 11 a.m. PDT during LAX.
Media member meddlesome in receiving certification for Endeavour’s attainment during LAX Sept. 20, visit:
Social media users are speedy to share their Endeavour sightings regulating a hashtags #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour’s orbiter car designation.
After attainment during LAX, Endeavour will be private from a SCA and spend a few weeks during a United Airlines hangar undergoing preparations for ride and display. Endeavour afterwards will transport by Inglewood and Los Angeles city streets on a 12-mile tour from a airfield to a scholarship center, nearing in a dusk on Oct. 13.
Beginning Oct. 30, a convey will be on arrangement in a scholarship center’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on the new goal to commemorate past achievements in space and teach and enthuse destiny generations of explorers.
Endeavour finished 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while roving 122,883,151 miles.
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