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Photos: Shuttle Endeavour Set for California Ferry Flight

Shuttle Endeavour Attached to 747

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, rolls beneath space shuttle Endeavour, suspended in the mate-demate device at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 14, 2012, in preparation for the shuttle's flight to Los Angeles for delivery to the California Science Center.

Shuttle Endeavour Prepared for Last Ferry Flight

NASA/Charisse Nahser

Media representatives are given the opportunity to photograph space shuttle Endeavour, secured atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA, at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday (Sept. 16, 2012). The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center.

Shuttle Endeavour Attached to 747

NASA/Charisse Nahser

As the sun rises at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is detached from the mate-demate device after being secured atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, for its upcoming ferry flight to California. Image taken Sept. 16, 2012.

Endeavour at Shuttle Landing Facility

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, is seen at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

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