People from communities all over California watched the skies in hopes of catching a glimpse of space shuttle Endeavour as it was ferried on the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2012.On its final flight to the California Science Center, Endeavour was escorted by a combination of F/A-18s and an F-15 from NASAís Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Those aircraft were flown by NASA Armstrong pilots, while center photographers and videographers documented the orbiterís final journey.Included on the space shuttleís flight path were many California landmarks such as the California State Capitol Building, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, the Getty Center, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Hollywood sign. Also on the route were the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, NASAís Ames Research Center, NASAís Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and the Santa Monica Pier.
This 15-minute, 11-second video shows the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft--Endeavour extended aerial view during its Tour of Southern California on September 21, 2012. Views included Malibu, Dodger Stadium, California Science Center, the Los Angeles Colosseum, downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Pasadena, the Rose Bowl, Santa Monica, Long Beach, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Space X, Universal Studios, and Point Mugu before landing at Los Angeles International Airport at 12:51 pm PT.Safety chase and in-flight photography were provided by NASA Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center's F/A-18 aircraft.