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September 19, 2012
John Raoux photo

Space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a modified jumbo jet, makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Terry Renna photo

Space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a modified jumbo jet, makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

John Raoux photo

Space shuttle Endeavour atop a modified jumbo jet makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Terry Renna photo

Space shuttle Endeavour, bolted atop a modified jumbo jet makes its departure from the Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour will make a stop in Houston before heading to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

David Phillip photo

Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Ellington Field in Houston. Endeavour is making a final trek across the country to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed.

David Phillip photo

Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop the shuttle aircraft carrier as it taxis Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Ellington Field in Houston. Endeavour is making a final trek across the country to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed.