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Shuttle Endeavour arrives in California next month

Posted: August 8, 2012 1:18 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2012 1:18 p.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final journey next month — a piggyback ride to Southern California, where it will be prepared for a road trip to a new home in Los Angeles.

Officials announced Wednesday that the shuttle will be flown into Los Angeles International Airport on Sept. 20 atop a Boeing 747 and it will remain at LAX until Oct. 12, when it will begin a two-day, 12-mile journey to its final home at the California Science Center near downtown.

Hundreds of trees, signs and streetlights will be removed to make way for the five-story-tall spaceship.

It will go on display on Oct. 30.

Endeavour completed its 25th mission last year. Its final journey will be something of a homecoming because it was assembled in Southern California.

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