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PHOTOS: Your views of Space Shuttle Endeavour

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The space shuttle Endeavour will take off on its final mission across the streets of L.A. this Thursday night, and we've got the where, when and how to take your own photographs of the historic trek across the city.

And we want to see your photos of this monumental event! But beware: Getting up close and personal with the shuttle on its last journey won’t be easy. 

Police are closing off the streets and sidewalks near the travel route, so it's up to you to get creative shots of the shuttle as it moves through the city.

Check out our map of the travel route and start thinking about creative locations that aren’t directly along the closed-off streets where you could catch a good view.

The shuttle will make pit stops along the way, so those events will be your best bets for close-ups and shuttle party pics.

Submit your photos to KPCC

We'd love to see your photos of the shuttle crawling through the city. Here's how:

  • Instagram: Follow us at @kpcc and use the hashtag #KPCCshuttle for all your Endeavour photos. 
  • Twitter: Use the hashtag #KPCCshuttle when you tweet photos, and we’ll find them.
  • Email: We will be regularly checking our Inbox for your photos. Email pix@kpcc.org to get in on the action.

Or upload them here:

We’ll sort through the best photos and post them on our website, with credit, of course.

Best Locations to Photograph the shuttle

Note: All of these times are subject to change, and we will be updating this list regularly with new information.


View Spot the Endeavour in a larger map

Friday, Oct. 12 

3 a.m.-12 p.m.: After the shuttle leaves LAX, it will make a pit stop at the Drollinger Parking Lot on La Tijera Avenue and Sepulveda Parkway. 

4:15 p.m.: The shuttle will be put on dollies near the Manchester Boulevard Bridge right before the 405 Freeway.

10 p.m.: Endeavour will be towed over the 405 on Manchester Boulevard Bridge.

Saturday, Oct. 13

4 a.m.: The Inglewood Forum will open for visitors to get their spots to see the shuttle. You can park nearby at the Hollywood Park complex.

8 a.m.: Get to Inglewood City Hall early to see the shuttle pass by.

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. : The Forum in Inglewood will let in 14,000 people for a free celebration as the shuttle is on display for 30 minutes.

2 p.m.: Choreographer Debbie Allen will coordinate a celebratory event that will have limited access at the intersection of Martin Luther King and Crenshaw Boulevards.

8:30 p.m.: The Endeavour will reach its home at the California Science Center. Four parking lots between Bill Robertson Lane and Vermont Ave., north of MLK, will be available to view the shuttle.

See also: Full details on where to see the Endeavour on its trip through Los Angeles

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