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Space shuttle Endeavour to fly over Sacramento September 20

7:05 PM, Sep 17, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted on the top of a modified 747, will do a low fly-over above the Sacramento area next Thursday morning, Sept. 20, on its way to Los Angeles to be displayed.

The FAA has approved the tandem to fly 1,500 feet above locations along the planned flight path. Endeavour departs the Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Sept. 17, and will  follow a route which includes going over Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; New Orleans; Houston; Galveston; Las Cruces, New Mexico; Moffett Field; San Francisco; Sacramento and Los Angeles.

The schedule is contingent on weather and other unplanned events. Endeavour is currently set to land at LAX at 11 a.m. Thursday.

In Los Angeles, the shuttle will be readied for display at the California Science Center beginning Oct. 30.

According to NASA, Endeavour completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. The shuttle program ended last year.

Observers were encouraged to share Endeavour sightings at #spottheshuttle and #OV105, Endeavour's orbiter vehicle designation.

Submitted viewer photos of the shuttle fly-over to will be posted on


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