September 21, 2012
Matt Hedges photo

In this photo provided by NASA, the Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a modified 747 lands at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Los Angeles. Endeavour will be permanently displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Sue Morrow photo

Karen Thiebaud, from Sacramento, makes pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft as it flies over the Capitol dome in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Michael Kass photo

The space shuttle Endeavour passes over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Endeavour is making a final trek across the country to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed.

Anne Cusack photo

the Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a modified 747 arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 in Los Angeles. Endeavour will be permanently displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Mark Terrill photo

The Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a modified 747 passes the Hollywood Sign as seen from Dodger Stadium, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles, the last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.

Ringo Chiu photo

Spectators Mario Vasquez, 40, of Redondo Beach and his son Mario Jr., 2, watch as space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Tim Reese photo

Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Reed Saxon photo

J.J. Johnston, FAA liasion and coordinator of all the Space Shuttle homecoming flights, waves the U.S. flag from the cockpit as the Space Shuttle Endeavour taxis to an airline maintenance hangar aboard a NASA Boeing 747, at the conclusion of its last flight at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. In a few weeks Endeavour will be towed through city streets to its new home at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Tim Reese photo

Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Tim Reese photo

Sightseers stand on the roof of the Renaissance Tower as they wait for Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted on NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft FLY over Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.

Reed Saxon photo

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who portrayed Lt. Uhura on the 1960s televesion series “Star Trek,” speaks after the Space Shuttle Endeavour lands aboard a NASA Boeing 747, at the conclusion of its last flight at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. In a few weeks Endeavour will be towed through city streets to its new home at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.