Keep it together, L.A. You're acting like you've never seen a 747/space shuttle sandwich before.
The twice delayed piggyback of a lifetime is expected to fly over Los Angeles on Friday when a modified Boeing 747 strapped with an 85-ton space shuttle does a lap around the city before committing to a location.
KPCC’s Corey Moore reports that the retired space shuttle Endeavour — being prepped by NASA engineers to make the trip from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to LAX — will be flying over Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Hills, L.A. City Hall and other well-known landmarks.
The Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and U.S. Air Force are all warning Southland drivers to keep focused behind the wheel during the flyover.
CHP issued a warning Tuesday calling Endeavour's entrance an "impressive sight that has the potential for distracting drivers and pedestrians." Officials issued a common sense release last week urging people to not stop on roads or highways, noting, "it may cause traffic congestion or potential accidents." Transportation officials will discuss precautions at a news conference at the California Science Center on Wednesday.
KPCC's Mae Ryan has a few pro tips on how to take an excellent photograph of the space shuttle, should you endeavour to Memorex the arrival from a safe location.