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Washington (AFP) Sept 16, 2012
Bad weather is delaying the transfer of the shuttle Endeavour from Florida to California where it will be put on show, the US space agency said Sunday.
Endeavour, which completed its final mission last year, was scheduled to leave the Kennedy Space Center on the back of a modified Boeing 747 on Monday but inclement conditions along the flight path pushed the departure to Tuesday, NASA said in a statement.
When it does make the trip, the shuttle -- which flew more than 185 million kilometers (115 million miles) in its two-decade career -- will make several stops and flyovers before arriving at Los Angeles' LAX airport on Thursday.
After spending a few weeks at a United Airlines hangar there, the shuttle will be transferred to the California Space Center where it will go on display on October 30.
After the space agency NASA brought an end to the 30-year shuttle program last year, major US cities battled for the right to house one of the spacecraft.
Endeavour's trip to Los Angeles is a homecoming of sorts. It was built in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, as a replacement for the space shuttle Challenger.
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Space shuttle Endeavour to arrive in LA in Sept
Los Angeles (AFP) Aug 8, 2012
The US space shuttle Endeavour will arrive in Los Angeles next month before making its way across the city in October to its new home at the California Science Center, officials said Wednesday. Endeavour, which completed its last mission a year ago, will be flown on the back of a modified Boeing 747 from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to Los Angeles on September 20, where it will remain for ... read more
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