Shuttle Endeavour Lands in L.A.

    SAUSALITO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  The Space Shuttle Endavour flies on top of a modified 747 jumbo jet en route to Los Angeles on September 21, 2012 in Sausalito, California.  The Space Shuttle Endeavour did a 4-1/2 hour tour over California landmarks before heading to Los Angeles International Airport where it will be prepared to be moved to its new permanent home at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles. The shuttle will be on public display starting October 30.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Space shuttle Endeavour, strapped to a 747 jumbo jet, flew around California as thousands watched from the ground before it finally landed at the Los Angeles airport Friday afternoon. The shuttle had flown 25 missions for a total of 299 days in space before making its rounds over San Francisco, Sacramento, and Southern California attractions like Disneyland. Endeavour will now be put on display at the California Science Center. Before being put to rest the shuttle will be paraded through the streets of L.A., which requires the removal of 400 trees and hundreds of utility poles, street lights, and traffic lights. The city says the lights will go back up and 1,000 new trees will be planted to replace the removed ones.

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