On Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, the space shuttle Endeavour will be dragged through Los Angeles streets — many recently shorn of trees to make room for it — on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
The California Science Center says you should wait until it’s ready for viewing at its final destination, but crowds will inevitably be gathering to watch the shuttle along its route. Some good places to see Endeavour include the Forum in the city of Inglewood on Saturday between 8 and 10 a.m., and the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd and Martin Luther King Blvd. at about 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Aviation Week has the full rundown of viewing places and a great map here.
The California Science Center has posted Endeavour’s turn-by-turn directions, and more information here.
- LAX United/Continental Hangar to Northside access road security gate
- Exit security gate and travel east on Northside Parkway to Lincoln Boulevard
- Cross Lincoln Boulevard onto McConnell Avenue
- Turn right onto Westchester Parkway to La Tijera Boulevard
- Turn left onto La Tijera Boulevard
- Holding area near La Tijera and Sepulveda Eastway
- Continue on La Tijera to Manchester Avenue
- Turn right onto Manchester to Crenshaw Drive
- Turn left onto Crenshaw Drive to Crenshaw Boulevard
- Continue on Crenshaw Boulevard to Martin Luther King Boulevard
- Turn right on King to Bill Robertson Lane
- Turn left on Bill Robertson Lane into Exposition Park
- Travel east across South Lawn into the Endeavour Display Pavilion at the California Science Center
Let us know if you plan on watching!