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Endeavour's path through LA: Full details on where and when to see it, street closures



The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
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The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
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The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
Workers are seen around the space shuttle Endeavour in a hanger at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The nose and front landing gear door of the space shuttle Endeavour is seen in a hanger at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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The Over Land Transporter (OLT) is mated to the space shuttle Endeavour not long after Endeavour was demated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Los Angeles International Airport.
The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter (OLT) in a hanger at Los Angeles International Airport, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
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The space shuttle Endeavour is in Los Angeles, and starting on the night of Thursday, Oct. 11, it begins its final mission, Mission 26: winding its way from LAX to the California Science Center, where it will arrive Saturday night.

To clear the path for the shuttle, power lines, traffic signals and street lights are all being temporarily removed, with some trees being cut down. (However, authorities promise that four trees of higher quality will be planted in those areas for each tree removed, along with maintenance for two years provided by the California Science Center Foundation.)

According to the LAPD, the best locations for viewing the shuttle will be during a planned celebration at the Inglewood Forum parking lot, at the intersection of Crenshaw Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaze and during a transition period at Bill Robertson Lane at Exposition Park.

Here are the details of Endeavour’s route, though the times are only an approximation, according to the LAPD.

The shuttle then switches transporters from a narrow to a wide configuration.

From 4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the shuttle will be set on dollies.

After that, the front end of the orbiter will be placed on SPMTs, or self-propelled modular transporters, which are platform vehicles with giant wheels on the bottom. They’re used to transport very large objects — like a space shuttle. That will take until 11:55 p.m., then from 12:05 a.m. Saturday until 1:30 a.m., the back end will be put on SPMTs.

The shuttle transporters will then be shifted back from a wide configuration to a narrow configuration, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The shuttle is scheduled to arrive at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Friday street closures include:

Saturday street closures include: