Thousands of people eagerly waited at the California Science Center to catch the first glimpses of the Space Shuttle Endeavour in its new home.
The space shuttle Atlantis was recently moved from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building awaiting its transfer to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The storied spacecraft's pair of 60-foot-long doors were closed Sept. 20 during preps for permanent display.
Space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 carrier aircraft landed at Los Angeles International Airport after a tour of California to end its flight career.
NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft pilots will carry Endeavour to its new home in Los Angeles.
Space shuttle Endeavour is available for public viewing Wednesday, Sept. 19, until 9 p.m. CDT at Ellington Field in Houston.
Workers placed a steel beam in place at the highest point of the exhibit hall being built for space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center.
With its hatch closed one final time, the space shuttle Endeavour is a step closer to its new mission of inspiring future generations.
Permanent reminders now mark where space shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis each rolled to a final stop on Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.
The space shuttle full-scale replica completes its eight-day journey from the Kennedy Space Center to Space Center Houston, near the NASA Johnson Space Center.