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Here's Space Shuttle Endeavour Prepping For Its Move to LA

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Sometime this morning, the space shuttle Endeavour switched homes at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in preparation for its move to Los Angeles to make it big in pictures at the California Science Center. Lucky collectSPACE captured the move, which also involved the shuttle Atlantis, and says this "was planned to be the final multiple shuttle shuffle of the retired program." Endeavour was moving from a hangar in the orbiter processing facility, where it's been getting in museum-ready shape, to the Vehicle Assembly Building, where it will await its trip to California on the back of NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. (That pointy thing on its butt is an aerodynamic tail cone.) Endeavour is set to hit Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility around September 14 and fly out to LAX on September 17. It should arrive on September 20 (it'll stop for refueling and "ceremonial flyovers"), then start its roll through the city on October 12.
· Trading places, space shuttles meet nose-to-nose for a final time [collectSPACE]
· Route and Rendering Revealed For Cross-LA Space Shuttle Trip [Curbed LA]

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