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Photos: Shuttle Endeavour's California Sightseeing Tour

Endeavour with California Desert and Mountains

NASA TV

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flies with shuttle Endeavour on its back after taking off from Edwards Air Force Base, CA, on September 21, 2012. Endeavour is headed to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Endeavour Takeoff from Edwards Air Force Base

NASA TV

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft takes off with shuttle Endeavour on its back from Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 21, 2012.

Endeavour Awaits Takeoff at Edwards

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The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) carrying shuttle Endeavour pauses on a runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 21, 2012. Endeavour is headed for its final home at the California Science Center.

Endeavour Taxis atop Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

NASA TV

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) taxis on a runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 21, 2012. Endeavour is headed for its final home at the California Science Center.

SCA Taxis with Endeavour on Top

NASA TV

The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) taxis on a runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on September 21, 2012. Endeavour is headed for its final home at the California Science Center.

Endeavour with Chase Plane Shadow

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) lands at Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The shadow of a NASA F-18 chase jet wing is shown in the foreground. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.

Endeavour Landing in Front of LAX Theme Building

NASA/Bill Ingalls

Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) performs a low flyby past the tower at Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Endeavour, built as a replacement for space shuttle Challenger, completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles. Beginning Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the California Science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.

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