Space Shuttle To Make Final Flight Over LA
Posted by Ryan J. Beard on Sep 20, 2012 - 11:00:52 AM
SANTA MONICA—The NASA
space shuttle Endeavour will fly on top of a modified Boeing 747 for the final
time above Los Angeles on Friday morning, as it makes it way to land and later
be transported to its final resting place at the California Science Center. In
order to honor the space shuttle, Pacific Park is offering free rides on the
Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel. A few fortunate guests will be able to be on
the Ferris wheel as the shuttle passes. For your free Ferris wheel ride and a
chance to be even closer to the shuttle as it passes over Los Angeles, enter
the Ferris wheel line from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00. Endeavour is scheduled to arrive
at LAX between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
was authorized in order to replace the Challenger and was named after the
British HMS Endeavour, the ship in which James cook took his first voyage of
discovery. It took its first flight on May, 7, 1992 ”“ May 16, 1992 on the
STS-49 mission. Its final flight was from May16, 2011 ”“ June 1, 2011. While active,
Endeavour flew 25 missions, for a total of 296 days, 4,671 orbits, and
122,833,151 mile traveled.
Don’t miss the
opportunity to see the final flight of the Endeavour Space Shuttle this Friday
at the Santa Monica Pier.
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