The former space bound shuttle Endeavour headed to Los Angeles today where it will make its way by land to the California Science Center. The California Science Center will put it up on display. As a last hurrah of sorts they flew the Endeavour on a low-flying tour of California, before landing at LAX. The space shuttle is more than 5 stories high and has a wingspan of 78 feet. For the road trek they actually have to remove trees and light posts along the route or the shuttle wouldn’t make it there. Luckily the Science Center will be replanting new trees to makeup for the lost trees.
I’m lucky enough to work mere blocks from the California State Capitol. The Endeavour flew almost directly overhead and made a second pass about 10 minutes later. I snapped some shots and will never forget witnessing the space shuttle piggy-backing a 747 at only 1,500 feet.