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

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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:

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

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