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Update: How to take photos of Shuttle Endeavour landing in Los Angeles

The Space Shuttle Discovery, aboard a sp

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The Space Shuttle Discovery, aboard a specially modified NASA Boeing 747, flies over the Washington, DC, April 17, 2012, as seen from Arlington, Virginia.

Space fans and photo nerds will have a great chance to create a memorable photograph this Friday as the shuttle Endeavour glides into Los Angeles. The retired orbiter made 25 trips into space, and Friday will mark its final day in the air. It is expected to enter L.A. airspace at about 11:30 a.m. and is expected to land at LAX by 12:45p.m., weather permitting. 

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Here at KPCC we’d like to see your photos of the Endeavour when it soars over Los Angeles and lands at LAX. Check out our photo recommendations below and send in your images to or use the hashtag #KPCCShuttle on Twitter or Instagram and we’ll find it.

Gear: The Endeavour flight will be a once-in-a-lifetime photo op, so you’ll want to bring out your pro-camera gear to capture the historic moment. The shuttle will be piggybacked onto NASA’s modified 747 and flying at around 1,500 feet when it reaches Los Angeles.  At that height, your iPhone just won’t cut it; you’ll be able to capture a little space shuttle speck, but that’s about it.


Police seek man who threw near-fatal punch on Santa Monica Big Blue Bus earlier this month (video)

A man remains in critical condition after a fight on a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus earlier this month, and LAPD detectives are asking the public’s help in finding the man who threw the last punch.

Video surveillance captured the April 5 fight, which police say began after the victim, Luis Contreras, stepped on the foot of his assailant. The two exchanged words, then began shoving. Contreras was knocked backwards out the bus’ side door and hit his head on the curb.

In video footage released yesterday by Los Angeles police, the assailant is seen stepping over Contreras’ sprawled body. He then peers down at him for a moment and walks away.

“As a result of the fight, victim Luis Contreras suffered a serious head injury and is now fighting for his life at a local hospital,” police said in yesterday’s statement.