Last month, all of Los Angeles stood still for just a few minutes to watch space shuttle Endeavour fly all over Southern California.
On Friday, it begins its journey from LAX to its final resting spot, the California Science Center.
Originally, the city had planned a huge parade, but they’ve scaled it back for security purposes.
LAPD is closing many of the streets and sidewalks along the route, however, there are still a few places you can stake out if you have your heart set on a shuttle sighting.
Endeavour will depart from LAX at 2 a.m. on Friday. From there, the shuttle will make its way down Northside and Westchester parkways and come to a temporary stop at a parking lot on La Tijera Parkway at around 4 a.m. It will remain there for about nine hours while crews widen its computerized transporters and work on power lines further down the path.
At 2 p.m., the shuttle will heads towards Inglewood. It will eventually cross over the 405 freeway with the help of a Toyota Tundra tow truck.
On Saturday, there are several viewing locations where people will be allowed to gather. At Inglewood City Hall, Endeavour is scheduled to pass by at 8 a.m.
Tailgating at The Forum begins at 8 a.m. as well. The shuttle will roll past the historic arena around 9 a.m. No overnight camping is allowed, but officials will let people line up as early as 4 a.m.
At 2p.m. on Saturday, Endeavour will stop at the intersection of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards for a celebration choreographed by Debbie Allen. You can watch from Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, however, officials say the space only accommodates a few thousand people, so make sure to arrive early to claim your spot.
Your final chance to catch a glimpse of the shuttle will take place on Bill Robertson Lane as it approaches the California Science Center in Exposition Park at roughly 8:30pm.
Four parking lots between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Avenue, north of MLK Blvd., will be open for public viewing.
If you want to avoid the crowds, you can check out the space shuttle up close when the exhibit opens at the California Science Center on October 30.
Click on the photos below to see a more detailed description of Endeavour’s route.
- Are you planning to watch Endeavour as it makes its way through the streets of Los Angeles? Let us know where you’re camping out!
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles