Space Shuttle Endeavour Cruises Over Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, and More

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Built to replace the Challenger, NASA's Endeavour flew missions to space between 1992 and 2011. Now, the retired spacecraft will spend its time at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. On September 21, Endeavour hitched a ride to Los Angeles International Airport on the back of a shuttle carrier aircraft. How many landmarks can you spot in NASA's video of the spacecraft's last journey? 

If you're wondering how a jet manages to haul a spaceship through the sky, check out NASA's explanation, featuring Discovery, below:

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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