NASA prepares Endeavour for big move

Endeavour will be flown to California next week

Published On: Sep 11 2012 08:54:23 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2012 08:56:36 AM EDT
Space Shuttle Endeavour
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -

NASA is preparing Space Shuttle Endeavour for its flight to a California museum.

On Tuesday, a modified Boeing 747 will land at the Kennedy Space Center.

Endeavour will be mounted on top of the jumbo jet as it prepares to leave KSC early next week.

The shuttle will piggy-back on the jet that will carry the orbiter to Los Angeles.

On the way to California, Endeavour will stop near the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Once in Los Angeles, the shuttle will be moved to its new home at the California Science Center.

Endeavour is the final space shuttle to be moved to its new home.

Earlier this year, Discovery was delivered to the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum in Chantily, Va.

Atlantis will remain at the Kennedy Space Center, where it will go on display next year.

Enterprise, a shuttle developed for glide tests only, has been moved from the National Air and Space Museum in Virginia to its new home at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York.

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