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Photos: Shuttle Endeavour's California Sightseeing Tour

Endeavour over Castro Valley, CA

Brenda Wong

SPACE.com reader Brenda Wong sent in this photo of Endeavour's flyover of Castro Valley, CA, on September 21, 2012. She writes: "Heard the loud roar, sounded like a low flying jet, and there the Shuttle Endeavour appeared flying low above our house!"

Shuttle Endeavour Over Calif. State Capitol

City of Sacramento

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft fly low over the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour over California on the way to Los Angeles, where Endeavour will be placed on public display in a museum. It was NASA's last-ever shuttle ferry flight.

Shuttle Endeavour Over Sacramento: Crowds

City of Sacramento

A crwod of onlookers watches NASA's space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier plane fly over California's capitol city Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour by Endeavour as the shuttle was delivered to Los Angeles for eventual display at the California Science Center.

Shuttle Endeavour's Sacramento Flyover Crowd

City of Sacramento

Crowds of onlookers look up as NASA's space shuttle Endeavour soars over California state capitol Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, on the way to Los Angeles, where the shuttle will eventually be placed on public display.

Shuttle Endeavour Over Sacramento Capitol Building

City of Sacramento

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft fly low over the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour over California on the way to Los Angeles, where Endeavour will be placed on public display in a museum. It was NASA's last-ever shuttle ferry flight.

Shuttle Endeavour Over Sacramento: Photographers

City of Sacramento

Photographers snap photos of NASA's space shuttle Endeavour as it soars over California's state capitol Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a flyover tour of the state. Endeavour was on the way to Los Angeles, where it will be delivered to the California Science Center for public display.

Endeavour over Sacramento Buildings

City of Sacramento

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft fly low over buildings in Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour over California on the way to Los Angeles, where Endeavour will be placed on public display in a museum. It was NASA's final shuttle ferry flight.

Endeavour over Sacramento, CA

City of Sacramento

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft fly low over the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour over California on the way to Los Angeles, where Endeavour will be placed on public display in a museum. It was NASA's final shuttle ferry flight.

Endeavour over Sacramento, CA

City of Sacramento

Space shuttle Endeavour and its carrier aircraft fly low over Sacramento on Sept. 21, 2012, during a state-wide tour over California on the way to Los Angeles, where Endeavour will be placed on public display in a museum. It was NASA's final shuttle ferry flight.

Endeavour with NASA Ames Spectators

NASA Ames Research Center (via Twitter as @NASAAmes)

NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Northern California, tweeted this photo of Endeavour's flyover on Sept. 21, 2012. They wrote: "Our Ames #spottheshuttle flyover with the crowd. Again: wow! #ov105 pic.twitter.com/R3bYmc1i."

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