September 13, 2012
Nasa photo

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2011 photo provided by NASA taken by one of the Expedition 27 crew members aboard the International Space Station, the space shuttle Endeavour prepares to dock with the facility. At sunrise Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, the spacecraft will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for California, with stops in Texas. The retired shuttle will be bolted to the top of a modified jumbo jet for the four-day trip to Los Angeles.

Richard Vogel photo

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photo, workers at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, clean windows in front of the temporary home for the space shuttle Endeavour prior to a news conference. At sunrise Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, the spacecraft will depart NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for California, with stops in Texas. The retired shuttle will be bolted to the top of a modified jumbo jet for the four-day trip to Los Angeles.